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Major French airports (including Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Orly, Beauvais-Tillé) offer the convenience of picking up a car hire/rental quickly after your flight has landed – usually in the same terminal – thereby avoiding a trip into the city.

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On the other hand, if you plan to visit Paris for a few days or longer before driving off into the countryside, you may save some money and avoid parking issues by picking up your vehicle at a number of central city locations (including railroad stations) toward the end of your Paris stay.

Booking your car hire in advance can save considerably on the base rental, insurance, and – particularly for non-residents of the European Union – the very high French TVA (en. VAT, or Value-Added Tax).

Discover France has partnered with Auto Europe to offer easy online booking of the widest selection of models to suit your needs and budget. Founded in 1954, Auto Europe is an international car hire broker (consolidator) which has negotiated the guaranteed lowest rates with all major rental companies – including Alamo, Avis/Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer, Sixt, TT Car Transit, ucar, and others.

Available car makes include: Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Citroën, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen, Volvo, and more (varies by country and/or location). Body styles include: Mini/Economy, Compact/Midsize, Family Size, Luxury, Sports Car, SUV/4WD, and Cabriolet/Convertible.

There are no booking fees to reserve your vehicle through Discover France. If your travel plans should change, there are no cancellation or change fees at any time!

Based on the model you select, your vehicle pick-up will be pre-arranged at any one of the airport or city agencies, according to your preference. Toll-free customer service is available round-the-clock – 24/7. For longer visits (21 days or more), an attractive lease-buyback program is also available, featuring your choice of brand-new Peugeot models.

For the rules of the road, driver tips, information about speed limits, fuel, highway tolls, rest areas, parking, and a glossary of useful terms – see our article "Driving In France".

Comparing Car Rentals vs. Train Travel

If you were thinking of traveling with family or a few friends by train, consider this: The cost of a car rental will – in most instances – be cheaper than buying FrancePass or EurailPass tickets for your group. You will also enjoy far greater flexibility in scheduling your itineraries and choosing out-of-the-way destinations – if you're so inclined. Feel like taking a walk off the beaten path? Just stash your gear in the trunk, lock it up, and go where you please. Rail travel can't match the freedom and convenience of driving your own car!

Guaranteed Best Rates and Service

Auto Europe guarantees the best rates and service available! We will beat any major competitor's rate that offers a car rental with comparable service, location, terms, and surcharges. Here are just some of the advantages we offer our customers:

  • Over 10,000 Car Rental Locations Worldwide. 117 Countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe.
    Offices are conveniently located in airports and city centers. Hotel delivery is also available. Free drop-off within each country.
  • The Greatest Selection of Makes and Models.
    Choose from mini/economy, compact, mid- or full-size vehicles, convertibles, luxury sedans, station wagons or vans – from Audi, BMW, Citroën, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen, Volvo, and more (varies by country). Passenger capacities up to 9 people (incl. driver) are available.
  • Multiple car rental company logos.
    Book online for best selection and lowest price.
  • Choice of Transmission and Optional Accessories.
    Vehicles are available with automatic or manual transmissions, air conditioning, and optional equipment such as: Infant Seat, Child Seat, Luggage Rack, Ski Rack, Snow Chains (upon request only).1
  • All Rates are Guaranteed in Dollars.
    Know before you go! With our rates guaranteed in dollars, there are no surprises in Europe.
  • Cancellation? No Charge.
    Because we know your travel plans may change, we offer the most liberal policies in the industry: no cancellation or change fees.2
  • Last Minute Booking? No Problem.
    Only 8 hours' notice is required and a voucher is sent to you immediately – by e-mail in PDF or HTML format, or via fax, according to your preference.
  • 24 hour Toll-Free Assistance from Europe.
    For any type of assistance from Europe, you can contact us toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Save Even More on Long Term Rental Rates.
    Special discounts off the regular weekly rate. (Minimum rental is 3 days.)
  • Yes, You Can Drive into Eastern Europe.
    Pick up a car in most western European countries and travel to places such as Bosnia, Bulgaria, CIS, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.3

Get a quote for your preferred vehicle & travel dates.

Nationality, Age & License Requirements

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Residents of nearly 80 countries, from Albania to Venezuela, can qualify for a car hire from Auto Europe. You must be planning to stay in the destination country no longer than 185 days in any consecutive 12-month period. (Note: rentals are not available to residents of the same country where the vehicle will be picked up.)

Car hire is available to drivers age 21 or older4; there is no upper age limit. A valid driver's license is sufficient for all car rentals; although we recommend that you consider acquiring an International Driving Permit or IDP5, it is not a requirement for our rental agreements.

Our Credo: Excellence in Service & Support

Auto Europe is dedicated to providing our Discover France customers with the most competitive rates and the best service available anywhere. We do not believe that customers should expect less because they pay less. If you have never used our services before, give us a try!

Browse available models and obtain an instant quote now!

We look forward to serving your every travel need – including air, auto, bus and rail transportation, airport shuttle transfers, hotel and youth hostel reservations, city tour and museum passes, currency exchange and more. Discover France is constantly expanding its services to better reflect the needs of our visitors. Please stop by again soon to see what's new! We are dedicated to your satisfaction, and grateful for your patronage and support.


(1) Optional equipment may not be available at all locations and is on request only. Additional charges may apply and are charged locally at time of pick-up.
(2) No-fee cancellations require a minimum of 72 hours' notice before your scheduled pick-up time. Cancellations ≤72 hours incur a $75.00 charge.
(3) Travel into most Eastern European countries can be arranged for specific car categories with advance notice. An additional fee may be applicable, depending upon the country/-ies. Vehicle must be returned to the original renting location.
(4) Some models may require a minimum age of 25 for rentals. Drivers under the age of 25 may be required to pay a young driver surcharge.
(5) The IDP is an internationally accepted document that will quickly identify you to foreign officials and expedite all matters pertaining to driving while you are overseas. It also serves as an additional form of identification, valid in over 150 countries. Available at all AAA offices in the U.S., AA in the U.K., AA in Ireland, motor clubs in Australia and New Zealand. Two passport photos and a photocopy of your valid driver's license (both sides) are needed to receive an IDP; the cost is about $15 or £14-17, depending on the country.
(6) Gasoline and highway tolls are not included in your rental.



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