Rental companies may charge extra for drivers under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before making your reservation.

Paris Car Rentals

As the capital of France, Paris is not only a thriving metropolitan area with a thriving tourist presence but also a city steeped in history, culture, and more than a dash of savoir faire. When traveling in Paris by rental car, it can be an unnerving experience due to crowded streets, roundabouts, and pedestrians. Some helpful information about what to look for and things to avoid when driving in the city can help provide those visiting for business or pleasure a more enjoyable experience. 

Rental Cars in Paris 

Make travel time in and around Paris as comfortable and convenient as possible using Skyscanner as the main source to find a wide range of available cars from local rental companies. Whether arriving by land, sea, or air, having a rental car ready and waiting gets Paris adventures off to a quick start. With Skyscanner on the job, choose the car and the price from a list of available rental companies, then make online reservations. It's as easy as that. 

There are car rental locations throughout the city at well-known companies such as Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Thrifty. If flying in via Charles De Gaulle or Orly Airport, there are Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget.

Depending on the particular rental agency, there may be certain stipulations in place before a car can be rented. Read the Terms of Service provided on the Skyscanner website prior to booking to know what the requirements are regarding age, credit cards, license, insurance, fuel, and more.   

Driving in Paris 

Like most metropolitan cities that have a large population commuting to and from work, rush hour in Paris is generally around 8:30 a.m. with heavy traffic and again around 6:30 p.m. Expect heavy traffic for at least an hour after the initial start time. Weekend traffic does not experience the same concentration of traffic as during the week. Stay informed by listening to local news stations that offer up-to-the-minute traffic reports. 

Seasonal tourist traffic also has an impact on congested driving conditions with more people on the road in discount car rentals in Paris. The high season for the city runs from April 1 to Oct. 31. Low or off-season runs from Nov. 1 to March 31.

Things to Do in Paris 

With car rentals in Paris readily available, explore the city's perimeter in comfort. Enjoy leisure travel time to places such as Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, the Catacombs, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and a drive along the Champs-Élysées. 

About 45 minutes from Paris is the opulent 18th century Palace of Versailles and its stunning gardens. Stroll along the Hall of Mirrors and soak up the history of King Louis XIV and Queen Marie Antoinette.

Notre Dame Cathedral, constructed in the 13th century, is an exquisite example of Gothic architecture. It is located on Île de la Cité, less than 15 minutes away by car. 

When visiting Paris, don't let the worry of understanding all the transportation options take time away from experiencing all that the City of Lights has to offer. With cheap car rentals in Paris, there's no time limit to exploring, discovering, and experiencing the cities many points of interest.

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