Advice car hire France is an independent
car hire and rental Agent - we endevour to get you discounted deals, providing cheap car hire in France from Airports
and city center locations. Car hire Lyon Airport gives
you the opportunity to set off and explore as soon as you arrive in France. Or car hire Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris
may well be your starting point. Car hire Nice Airport and car hire Biarritz Airport are popular
places to fly into to start your French holiday.
Our suppliers are some of Europe's largest car hire and
car rental operators. Car hire France offers great 'value for money' for hire cars.
Check out our car hire help section if there is anything you don't understand in the car hire booking process.
Toulouse Airport car hire
Boutheon Airport car hire
Biarritz Airport car hire
Carcassonne Airport car hire
Charles de Gaulle Airport car hire
Dinard Airport car hire
Marseille Airport car hire
Mulhouse Airport car hire
Strasbourg Airport car hire
St Etienne Airport car hire
Paris Orly Airport car hire
Lyon Airport car hire
Nice Airport car hire
Marseille Airport car hire
Hire car in France - and remember
Children must be at least 10 years old to sit in the front seat of a hire car.
Children under 10 years of age must be seated in the rear and have seat belts on or
be in an approved child seat. The use of seat belts is compulsory for front- and
rear-seat passengers. Car hire companies can supply child seats at extra cost if advised in advance.
Road signs to be aware of when driving a hire car in France;
Priorite a Droite and other road signs;
In urban areas, the 'priorité' still applies and you must give way to vehicles coming
out of a side-turning on the right. However the 'priorité' rule no longer applies at
roundabouts: now give way to cars already on the roundabout
All roads of any significance outside urban areas have a right of way called
'passage protégé' and are marked by one of these three signs: A flashing red traffic
light means Do not enter; flashing amber means Caution; flashing yellow arrows mean
give way (cèdez le passa).
Speed Limits must be observed when driving a hire car in France
Unless otherwise posted and on dry roads:
Speed limit in France 130 km/h on toll motorways
Speed limit in France 110 km/h on dual carriageways and motorways without tolls
Speed limit in France 90 km/h on other roads,
Speed limit in France 50km/h in towns.
Town name starts the Speed limit on French roads, a bar through the town name is
the de-restriction sign.
Driving on wet roads in France;
Speed limit in France 110 km/h on toll motorways
Speed limit in France 110 km/h on dual carriageways and non toll motorways,
Speed limit in France 80 km/h on other roads.
New Speed Limit of 50 km/h:
Speed limit in Franceon motorways in foggy conditions, when visibility is less
than 50 m. Rappel means a continuation of the restriction.
There is a minimum speed limit of 80 km/h (or 50 mph) for the Outside Lane
on motorways, during daylight, on level ground, and with good visibility.
Parking your hire car in France;
Pay-and-display machines (horodateurs) are usued in France. Unless otherwise
indicated, parking is free of charge from 7pm to 9am and on weekends, public
holidays, and during the whole of August. Provincial towns often offer free
parking from noon to 1.30pm. The tariff and time limit are shown on the machine.
FF1, FF2, FF5 and FF10 coins are accepted. Press the red button to get a ticket for your hire car.
Larger cities have Blue Zones where parking discs or tickets must be displayed on
vehicle dashboards. The discs or tickets may be obtained from tourist offices,
certain shops, and police stations. Illegally parked hire cars may be
wheel-clamped or towed away.
Don't park your hire car where the curb is painted yellow. If, based on whether the
date is even or odd, parking is allowed on one side of the street or the other, signs
reading Coté du Stationnement, jour pairs (even) or impairs (odd) are in place.
Parking on the left side of a street is allowed along one-way streets only.
Fuel for your hire car
To fill your hire car at fuel stations please note the following; the blue pump
dispenses leaded regular petrol with an octane rating of 98 Few hire cars in France
will run on leaded fuel. The green pumps dispense unleaded petrol, known as essence
sans plomb. Super unleaded petrol has an octane rating of 95 or 98. Often, diesel
fuel is called by its English name; otherwise, diesel is called gas-oil or gaz-oil.
Most hire cars in France will be unleaded or diesel. LPG is called Gaz de pétrole liquéfié.
Fuel is more expensive along the autoroutes than at supermarkets; Most credit cards are accepted for
payment of fuel. You can pay at a booth or by inserting your card into a machine near the
Driving a hire car on a motorway in France
France has over 8 000 kilometres of motorways, mostly toll roads 'autoroutes à péage'
on which tolls are charged. On sections of autoroutes near to large cities no toll is
charged When you enter an autoroute, take a ticket from the gate machine. This ticket
identifies your starting point on the autoroute. You do not pay a toll until you reach
your exit point. Automatic toll machines at exits (insert your ticket) take credit
cards or coins and give change and, if required, receipts.
Penalties to be aware of if you hire a car;
Drink and Drive a hire car:
The limit is 0.05 per cent alcohol. Random breath tests are frequent. The fines
for exceeding the drinking level from 900 FF to 30,000 FF. Police are authorised to
impose and collect fines on the spot up to 2,500 F from drivers who violate traffic
Speeding fines in a hire car
from 900 FF for exceeding the speed limit by 30 km/h to 40 km/h to 5 000 FF.
Some police authoroties are empowered to collect fines of up to €380 on the spot.
If you cannot immediately produce your vehicle registration document and driving
licence, you may be fined €11.50. Don't speed in a hire car - it's not worth it!
Car hire branches at Airports in France;
Car hire throughout France at;
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Chambery Chamonix Cherbourg Charles de Gaulle Airport car hire.
Clermont, France car hire La Garde Marseille Reims car hire St Omer car hire
Cluses Cognac Mulhouse Airport car hire Mulhouse Paris car hire Nice Airport car hire Pau
Deauville car hire Dieppe car hire St Etienne car hire Megeve car hire St Germain En Laye car hire
Dijon car hire Dinard Airport car hire Moulins Paris Orly Airport car hire
Dinard car hire Dunkerque car hire Toulouse Airport car hire Marseille Vitrolles Rodez car hire
Fontainebleau France car hire Geneva, France. Nancy car hire Pairs Orly Ouest car hire Nice Port car hire Nimes Sens
Metz Toulouse car hire Moissac St Etienne Airport car hire, France.
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