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Car Hire in France.

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Explore France.

Whether you’re looking to hit the pistes in the Alps, explore wine country or laze on a beach on the Côte d'Azur this is a country that certainly caters to all tastes.

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The most popular travel destination in the world, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in France.

Book with Zest Car Rental

Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to renting a car in France. We know when you’re planning your trip, the last thing you want to worry about is a complicated site filled with jargon. That’s why our booking process is simple and jargon free. To make things even better, we don’t charge any amendment or credit card fees.  

In France, we work with carefully selected and trusted car hire providers who care as much about you as we do. We’ve won awards for our customer service and are always looking to improve. That’s why our UK based head office is open 6 days a week and on Bank Holidays. We operate a 24/7 emergency phone service to help with any problems you may have when you’re on the road and also provide breakdown assistance throughout France. Should you need it, we offer top-up insurance to ensure you’re completely covered.  

Popular airports in France

There are so many places to base a holiday in France. We offer our services at many of the country’s airports, including:

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – What is there not to love about Paris? The capital of France is filled with magnificent museums, unique monuments, and vibrant boulevards. Choose from the Catacombs, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Vietnamese Quarter for a wonderful city break before spending a day at Versailles – easily reached via car.

If you want to explore the north of France, then fly to Le Havre Airport. The former industrial region has been transformed in recent years. Mind you, such natural delights as the Brotonne Forest and the River Seine demonstrates that Mother Nature has also helped to make northern France a sight to behold.

With vineyards to sample some freshly made wine, Vinotherapie spas to relax those aching muscles, and beautiful Roman architecture – Bordeaux has it all in abundance. However, the airport is a half hour drive from Bordeaux itself so it’s best to pick up your car at Bordeaux Airport itself.

The French Riviera is a holiday paradise that is unrivalled across the rest of Europe, with Nice Airport the perfect gateway to this lavish region. Relax as you take a peaceful boat trip around Monte Carlo’s picturesque harbour, or soak up the sun on a fabulous beach in Cannes – you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop. If you’re after a more upmarket setting, why not head over to Beaulieu-sur-Mer for a wonderful meal by the water’s edge?

If you’re planning a skiing break, then the French Alps will no doubt feature on your list. Geneva Airport - French Side is close to resorts such as Chamonix, Avoriaz, and La Clusaz whilst the Italian border is also within a short driving distance. Geneva is a great place from which to start your winter sports holiday.

If you’re visiting the western French Alps, Chambery Airport offers easy access to resorts such as Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes. Chambery is also only 30 minutes from the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy if you’re visiting in summer.

Exploring France

The most beautiful areas of France are inland, far away from airports. A rental car gives you the opportunity to really discover as much as you want. Whether you’re exploring the hilltop villages of Provence or the beaches of St Tropez, a car gives you the freedom to do what you want.

Perhaps your first trip will be to a traditional market. Get there early and look for the freshest produce and get advice on how to prepare a fantastic feast from the sellers before hitting a café for breakfast.

If you’re keen to learn about wine, take a tour of the Loire Valley. There are numerous vineyards to explore and some of the best wines in the world are waiting for you. Its fairy-tale Châteaux offer a fascinating glimpse into a time of extravagance and will captivate you and leave you longing to return.

Visit Geneva and you’ll be spoilt for choice at any time of year. Head into the city to see the Jet d’Eau and the striking Palace of Nations. Make your way into the Alps for fantastic skiing in winter and stunning walks in the summer. Alternatively, you can make your way towards the Italian border to take in Mont Blanc or drive over to Annecy and explore the shores of its famous lake.

Over 70 years may have passed since D-Day but millions of visitors still come to the battlefields and cemeteries in Normandy to pay their respects. Walk the beaches of Omaha, Sword, or Juno and visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer before driving along the coast to Sainte-Mère-Église.

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