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Driving a rental into France

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Driving a rental into France

We are renting a car through Autoeurope, and it is actually through Hertz.

What are the rules for driving into France and are fees to be expected?

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1. Re: Driving a rental into France

Make sure it is OK to take it into France; I imagine it is and no extra fees.

We have rented in Italy and driven in Austria and Slovenia . We were only asked about Slovenia and Croatia: they gave us an extra document to show at the border if nec (it wasn't). Renting in Berlin once we were asked if we were going to Poland and the Czech republic (said maybe and were given an insurance document). But in neither case did the rental go up.

What is incredibly expensive is dropping a car off in another country but I don't think that is what you have in mind?

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2. Re: Driving a rental into France

You should not have a problem at all. I think it is alwas best to have your International Drivers License, we have never been checked, but alwas a good plan to have one. Its all about CYA, we alwas get ours at AAA.

Good luck and have fun. Hubie

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3. Re: Driving a rental into France


You need an International Driver License for Spain.

I would rent a car with a GPS, especially if you do not speak French.

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