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Car Hire France Travel Information

France has nearly 25,000mi/40,000km of national highways, of which nearly 6000mi/9600km are four-lane super highways. These enable you to make the most of your car hire when travelling in France. Most of these super highways are toll roads but there is also a good network of secondary national highways. Local governments maintain local roads, known as 'Routes Departementales,' which are often the most scenic. Highways in France tend to be jammed in late July/early August and again in late August/early September, when it seems that all of France is heading to holiday spots. 

Time Difference in France

France is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). Like most countries in Europe, Daylight Saving Time is observed in France, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour.

Language in France

French is the official language, but English is widely understood in the main cities and tourist hubs.

Electricity in France

Electricity operates in 230 V, at 50Hz. The Continental two-round-pin plug is standard. It is best to buy a plug adaptor for your France travels before you arrive.

Currency in France

Booking your cheap car hire in Paris is a great starting point for your holidays. From there you can travel around the country and even return your car hire in Marseille or in any other French destination. Before heading out, there are other details you should look into, such as the exchange rates. The currency in France is the Euro (EUR), the local tax is 19.6% and you will find ATM machines in all major cities and towns.

Tourism in France

Before you hire a car in France, it is worth looking at the following websites to find useful information about the country and plan where to go and what to see.

Visit the official France Tourism website.

France Visa & Embassy Information

No Tourist Visa is required for your France travels; only a valid passport is necessary for UK and EU citizens. The British Embassy in France is located in Paris. For more information concerning UK Embassies in France and around the world, visit the website provided. 


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