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Car rental in France

For more than two decades, France is the No.1 tourist destination in the world. 80 million tourists each year can't be wrong and France is the jewel in Europe's crown. France is one of the most colorful countries in Europe. It is packed with culture and history. At the center of it you will find Paris, an urban museum and the romance capital of the world.

Car rentals in France are the most efficient way to travel in this beautiful country. To enjoy the cheese and wine tradition, the prestige of the Riviera, the green fields of Val de Loire and the stormy coast of Brittany. In the winter, France is the ideal destination for ski enthusiasts. So, if you're imagining a cozy evening next to a fire with a glass of champagne, or walking crossed arms with your loved ones along the beautiful lamp posts of Paris - France is the place for you.

Ofran works with several car rental agencies in France that have dozens of offices in airports, large cities and small towns around the country. This presence helps our clients to prepare for their visit or vacation in advance and make the arrangements best suited for them.
Our clients enjoy a wide selection of cars (both manual and automatic transmission), minivans and minibuses; and customer service is available 24 hours a day and will be happy to help you with any problem.
France's ideal location in western Europe, makes it a great gateway for traveling to Belgium, Italy, Spain and Germany. Renting in Geneva's airport French terminal is usually cheaper than on the Swiss terminal.

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Car rental in France

Driving in France

France has more than 9,000km of motorways ("autoroutes"). Most of them are toll roads where the fee is determined by length of the ride. These motorways are marked in blue A. The rest of state and local roads are marked with N and D respectively.

In contrast to other European countries, in France there are no traffic signs warning from speed traps, but they are frequent, especially on motorways. Fastening seat belts is mandatory in both front and rear seats. Speed limits are determined by the road, and are getting tougher in rainy conditions or bad visibility.Dipped headlights must be used in poor daytime visibility and is obligatory in cases of fog, snow, bad visibility or driving at tunnels.

Fuel: Unleaded petrol (95 & 98 octane), diesel (Gazole) and LPG available. Unleaded petrol (lead replacement petrol "Super carburant" available or lead substitute additive). A new type of fuel, the SP95-E10 (containing 10% of Ethanol) is now being sold throughout the country. This fuel is not suitable for use in all cars and you should check compatibility in advance.

Winter tires and snow chains: The use of winter tires is not mandatory but is highly recommended if you intend to drive to frosty areas, such as the Alps. Snow chains are mandatory if there is a traffic sign says so. Speed with snow chains is limited to 50km.

Driving in urban areas: In many French cities there are "blue areas" ("zone bleue") where free parking is available to cars with special permit (disque de controle/stationnement). Permits can be bought is travel agencies, shops and kiosks. Free parking is optional between 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-19:00 during weekdays. If you don't have a permit, you'll have to use parking meters ("horodateurs"). During weekends and August (the "vacances") parking is free almost everywhere. Parking in one way streets is permitted on the left side only.