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Your Paris itinerary might involve romantic moments at the top of the Eiffel Tower, hitting iconic shopping destinations like the Galeries Lafayette or heading outside the city nearby sights such as the Palace of Versailles. Whatever your vacation looks like, having a rental car will let you experience the French capital your way.

Renting a Car in Paris: What You Need to Know

Renting a Car Paris is straightforward – here are the basics.

What car rental companies operate in Paris?

You’ll find as wide a range of car rental companies in Paris as you would expect in any major city. Internationally recognized brands including the likes of Avis, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise and many more besides are distributed around the busiest areas.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in Paris?

Most car rental companies in Paris set the minimum rental age at 21. However, you will often be expected to pay an additional charge if you are under 25. Shop around to find the company with the best policy for you, as charges can vary.

What forms of identification will I need when I collect my rental car?

As in any other part of the world, you’ll need to show a valid driver’s license before you get the keys to your car. You’ll need to bring a passport or identity card too.

Will I need a credit card to rent a car?

Most car rental companies in Paris do ask that you pay via a credit card in the name of the person who will be driving. Debit card and cash payments are often not accepted, so if you don’t own a credit card you will need to check each company’s policy.

Is a security deposit required?

Yes, you can normally expect to pay a security deposit, often when you come to collect your rental car.

Explore Paris: Beyond the Eiffel Tower

With Paris looming so large in the popular imagination, everyone has their own idea of what a vacation here will be like long before they arrive. But whatever your expectations, here are a few highlights that are sure to appeal.

Montmartre

This hilly neighborhood has long been a favorite with artists, with Matisse and Picasso among its former residents. Today it retains much of its bohemian charm, and is still home to the iconic the Moulin Rouge. As it’s a little way out of the center, a rental car can be a good investment if you’re staying here.

The Latin Quarter

This district is a place of contrasts, combining elegant boulevards with buzzing independent bars and cafés. Its central location does tend to add a bit of a premium to accommodation, so it’s a good idea to stay further out and have a rental car on hand to get you here.

Champagne

Historic architecture, lush green vineyards bubbles galore await in this region best known for its famous wine. You can get here from Paris by car within less than two hours. Make sure you stop by the lovely town of Troyes, where 16th-century houses and a grand cathedral make for perfect photos.

Rent your car now and you can pick it up as soon as you get to Paris.