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Car Rental in France with Sixt

SIXT has numerous convenient locations for when you need to rent a car in France. This includes airport, train station and downtown branches in the cities of Paris, Lille and Bordeaux. When booking your car rental in France, you'll have your choice of sedans for touring the country, and even electric cars for city driving. SIXT offers affordable rates with unlimited kilometers on standard rentals. Throughout your stay, you'll also have 24/7 access to our English-speaking team of customer service representatives. 

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Sixt Services in France

Book a car rental in France with SIXT and enjoy a variety of extras including GPS, an additional driver and child seats. Our fleet of new-model cars has something for everyone, including compact cars, sedans, electric cars, SUVs, station wagons and vans. Take advantage of our flexible rental periods and book a luxury car as a one-day rental for a road trip to Versailles. If you need a one-week rental for a ski trip to Mont Blanc, we can also accommodate your needs. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting France

One-way car rental in France

One-way rentals between locations in France in different cities are possible for an additional fee. One-way rentals between SIXT locations in the same city are allowed at no extra charge, with the exception of some stations. 

Flexible rental options

Don’t worry if your travel plans are uncertain. Book with the “Pay Later” option and cancel your reservation at no charge. 

Cross-border travel

We divide countries in Europe into three zones, and which you can take your rental car into depends on your selected car category. An additional fee may be charged for permission to travel abroad. 

Payment methods

 At SIXT locations in France, we accept credit and debit cards from internationally recognized companies like Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Prepaid cards and cash are not accepted. 

Car rental under 25 in France

The minimum age for a SIXT rental in France is 18, with a driver’s license held for at least 2 years. Some car categories have a higher minimum age, and an underage driver fee applies to those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in France

You must have a valid driver’s license, plus an ID or passport for a SIXT rental in France. If your license uses a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic or Arabic, you will also need an international driving permit. 

Best places to visit in France

  • Bordeaux: Bordeaux is known for its wineries and amazing restaurants. However, there are also several museums to visit including the La Cité du Vin wine museum and the foundation of the Saint-Seurin Basilica that features an ancient crypt. 
  • Versailles: While in Versailles, make a trip to the palace where you can see opulent furniture and artwork. There are also beautiful gardens and a market where you can shop for delicious French delicacies like frog legs. 
  • Paris: Paris is on most people’s list of destinations when visiting France. It is home to many renowned landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River and Notre Dame Cathedral. There is also the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe monument honoring war veterans. 

Driving Tips for France

When driving in France, you should know that speed limits are 50 km/h in cities, and between 80-130 km/h on rural roads, highways and freeways. Driving is on the right side of the road, and right of way at unmarked intersections is given to vehicles to your right. All occupants of a vehicle must wear a seat belt. When entering many cities in France, you will need a Crit’Air, or clean air sticker, which you can order online. The price depends on the emissions of your car. 

Summer in France

Take a trip in your rental car to Fontainebleau Forest that’s just a short drive from Paris. In the summer months, you can enjoy outdoor fun here like hiking, climbing or cycling. You might also enjoy relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the French Riviera. Take a boat ride and at night, try your luck at the casino in Monte Carlo. 


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 40104 Ratings

Anne C.

Simon was in from the Natnes office. He helped us with our first electric car rental. He guided us through the process French and English and made everything very easy.


Super helpful.

Alexandra C.

Surprisingly easy. Really kind and efficient team. They had had a busy morning but were still fast and friendly and spoke brilliant English. We were delighted with the car we received (Hyundai Tuscon) which was a great size for our family of 5. Only downside was the cost of the car hire was extremely high

Katie B.

Reasonably priced, great staff, and nice vehicle.

Sandy C.

I'd recommend. The place was well staffed, friendly and efficient. Minimal fuss, and a great car too.

Timo T.

Everything worked fluently and the car was new and clean.

Martin P.

Referencing wife's Sixt rental at Bordeaux (but also applicable to her previous rental at Lyons airport in June), really friendly, helpful & informative staff.

Sam T.

I was really impressed by the service at this branch. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful - a particular shout out to Alexis who was brilliant. I would highly recommend renting from here.

Paul R.

In my experience at Marseille Airport, I can recommend the friendly, efficient service and competitive pricing of their car rental. In fact, it was an easy and trouble free process from start to finish and I was pleased with my well priced car rental upgrade at the airport. Well done and thank you to all the Sixt staff at Marseille Airport.

Ian F.

Superbly helpful staff.

Ciaran K.

Sixt is one of the car rental companies I will return to. Staff at Tours are excellent, they made the rental a stress free experience.

Laurence O.

Short walk from the airport terminal, clearly signposted. I was on my way within minutes, and the drop-off was completed very quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended.


The rental desk was easy to locate and Johan's customer service was outstanding! We rented a stylish and comfortable BMW X1, in pristine condition, which only added to the enjoyment of our holiday. The return process was quick and straightforward, too. You can even refuel very nearby (although cheaper options do exist). I would thoroughly recommend Sixt at Nice Airport.

A L.

We have hired cars from many Airports.. the Sixt pricing and service at Toulouse were both great. Competitive pricing, a quality vehicle but just as important was the service of Emma and her colleagues.. a great hassle free experience at collection and drop off..

Tomasz S.

Repeated customer at that location. So far, nothing but superlatives.

Tanya C.


Emmett O.

Wonderful staff and super efficient service at Sixt Avignon Sud.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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