Vacations in France can include extraordinary cities, stunning Alpine scenery, beach vacations on the Mediterranean and an endless array of historic towns and villages to explore. So how do you choose the best car for your trip to France? We will give you some tips for various scenarios, whether in Paris or Cannes on the French Riviera, helping you decide on the best vehicle category for your trip. The highway network is remarkably efficient throughout the country and a car rental in France can connect you with ski resorts, extraordinary scenery, and fabulous beaches.
Best Car for a Traveling Around
France is a large country with a beautiful countryside and a well-maintained road network, driving long distances can be rewarding and enjoyable. For their balance of fuel efficiency, size and power we highly recommend a sedan for traveling across the French countryside and between cities. Our sedans are brand new so you will have the latest driver assistance and entertainment systems to help you navigate and enjoy your driving time. Passengers will be able to spread out with plenty of legroom and if you are traveling with a lot of luggage, the extra storage space can hold enough for the whole family with space left for sports and camping equipment.
Best Car for a Short Weekend Break
For a short weekend trip, it is probable you won’t be traveling over long distances and we find that a compact car is great for both short breaks in the city and the countryside. Compact cars are more economical both in terms of fuel consumption and the offer on your car rental deal, while also being easy to park and navigate on narrower streets. Being lightweight and small in size, they are also very fuel-efficient. And they offer more than enough engine power for most kinds of short vacations.
Best Car for a Family
If you are taking the whole family on a camping trip or alpine adventure, an SUV is a luxurious option and will provide space for up to 7 passengers. Benefit from the robust road-handling and 4-wheel drive, a large amount of legroom and luggage space, the elevated view and an extensive range of built-in features. Thanks to an SUV’s enhanced driveability you’ll have no problem traversing in various weather conditions – even if you are heading to the French Alps.