Car Hire in France with SIXT

Say bonjour to one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and explore the diverse scenery on offer with SIXT car hire in France. Whether you need to hire your vehicle in the stunning southern region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the captivating capital city of Paris or the beautiful Bordeaux in the south-east, SIXT has numerous branches for your convenience. Hire a premium convertible and travel through the wine regions with the wind in your hair. If you’re travelling with your family, get an MPV so you can fit everyone. With our friendly 24/7 customer service team and our competitive, affordable prices, car hire in France has never been so seamless.  

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SIXT Services in France

Perfect if you need either a long-term rental or a one-day rental, SIXT car hire in France is flexible and convenient. Pick between a range of car categories, including a minibus for if you’re travelling with a lot of friends and family or a luxury saloon model for if you want to make an impression while on business in France. With the option to add child seats, extra protection or an additional driver, you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.   

Good To know when visiting France

Under-25 Car Hire

The minimum car hire age in France is just 18 years old. Be aware the driver must hold a valid licence for at least 2 years and a surcharge is included for young drivers.  

Crossing Borders

This will depend on the country and vehicle type but generally you can take your car into the surrounding EU countries. Please confirm your travel plans beforehand and feel free to call us to check. 

One-Way Car Hire

It is possible to choose a different drop-off location within or outside of France. Check using the booking tool but please be aware of an additional fee for this.  

Driving Tips

Your UK licence is valid to use in France without an International Driving Permit. Always drive on the right side of the road and never use a mobile while driving. Also be aware of the speed limit differences between wet and dry roads.  

Payment Methods

A credit card is required for any car hire in France and we accept all major cards. However, debit cards and prepaid cards are not accepted.  


There are various tolls in France that can be paid with cash or card. Generally you will receive a ticket entering a major motorway and pay it on the way out.  

Best places to visit in France

  • Visit Nouvelle-Aquitaine and enjoy the contrast of the wild Atlantic Ocean situated next to the peaceful Landes forest. The largest region in France, to see all that it has to offer you'll need a vehicle. Take your car hire up the coast to the port city of La Rochelle or, if you’re looking for more adventure, head down to France’s surf capital, Bordeaux, and catch some waves. 
  • Take a trip to Paris where you can enjoy some of the most renowned tourist attractions in Europe, including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the catacombs of Paris. Go a bit further afield and drive 45 minutes to the former royal residence, Palace of Versailles. 
  • Take a step back in time and educated yourself on the D-Day landings in Normandy. Drive between the beaches or visit the D-Day Omaha museum in Vierville-Sur-Mer, which is an informative source on the beach landings in 1944. 


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 39038 Ratings

Ahmed Ismail H.

Great experience. Car was in excellent condition.

Stu M.

I was so impressed by SIXT at Toulouse airport. The service was friendly and really efficient. The staff on the desk spoke flawless english, which is a real help for someone like me who only speaks basic french.


We were upgraded to a larger car with an automatic gearbox, which was very generous and turned out to be really helpful as were driving on rural roads, late at night.


Cecile organised this and was also there when we brought the car back, she was so friendly and helpful, we will always look to use SIXT in the future.

Duncan B.

Firstly Sixt dealt with postponement for 2 years due to Covid very well. Then, actually got the car booked, rather than a "or similar" and everything about it was fine. Return was also efficient and easy. Only hassle is need to pick up from the other terminal ( cost of pick up from T1 being prohibitive) and crowded car rental centre. (I thought I'd read a new centre was in operation but seemed exactly the same as five years ago). Of course that'd be the same whichever rental firm you used. I'd use Sixt again and would recommend them.

Godwin L.

The car rental kiosk is right outside the TGV station. I was almost immediately taken care off. As I had pre reserved my car, It was a very quick transaction and an upgrade in vehicle


The return was also easy. I just dropped off the car at the Sixt area and as the time was 2 minutes from closing, I thought I would just leave the key in the lockbox. Happily there was personnel in the kiosk and I returned the key easily.


I only rent from Sixt in Europe. I am very pleased.

Cathy A.

Bon accueil, personnel sympathique

jane r.

Staff were very friendly and accomodating. Our flight was delayed but we were able to contact the branch and they waited for us to arrive despite the fact it was shortly after the closing time for them. They were easy to contact and pleasant throughout. They arranged a taxi back to the airport for us on our arrival back at the branch. I can recommend this particular branch and the staff there.

Kieran F.

A little pricier than some of the other options but worth it for the service and no hidden fees!

Thierry H.

Professionnel et efficace. What else?

Michael T.

the madame is very helpful. highly recommended.

Wendi D.

Jonathan at Bordeaux is amazing!

Chris M.

Very nice, high-spec car, reasonable price and good service from the staff. Easy process and the return out of office hours was very simple. Good, quick communication after branch opened and had all vehicle-return documentation by email within the hour. I would certainly use Sixt again.

Richard J Haberstroh (Rick H.

All worked to ensure our car met our needs. Easy in and out. BMW M in excellent mechanical condition

Mick T.

Wonderful staff who went above and beyond to make sure we got to where we needed to be despite airline woes.

Jayne B.

Fantastic customer service from both of the guys that served us today. The car is great too, an upgrade of the car we requested.

Jonathan A.

Thank you Olivier for your excellent attitude & service when we returned the car to you. We were a little nervous as, because

there was a mistake in the email spelling, we’d not received an email detailing the various bumps & scrapes to the car. We had no need to worry! The agent who we spoke to when we picked the car up was also excellent, I think his name was David - he gave us some great advice about turning off the ‘allow tolls’ until after the border to avoid an expensive charge for a very short distance. So, thank you Sixt - a good experience for us. We will remember for next time.


Very good rental setup. Thank you

Richard J.

The service I received was extremely professional. I would definitely use Sixt again.

Matthew H.

Very friendly and helpful staff.



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