France Rental Car, France Car Hire Luggage Space, Standard Shift
|Driving in France:
Speed limits in Europe
are by KPH: Kilometers
per hour and are clearly
marked along most
roads in France, often
with flashing lights.
Berms,or speed bumps
are used to slow traffic
but are not too large
and in limited numbers.
They are marked by a
tent like symbol that will
look like the symbol for
Speed limits are clearly posted as above; this is
80.77 mph when clear, 68.35 in the rain 130
Kilometers per hour on a clear day 110 in the rain,
speed limits through villages will be greatly reduced
Car Rental, Luggage Space
When shopping for a rental car, you should consider your need for luggage space when determining size of the
vehicle. Some agencies suggest the number of bags that each model can carry,
Shop on line well ahead of your trip.
Another important consideration will be your ability to drive a standard shift vehicle. You will find Highway driving
is just like highway travel in the US with toll tickets, rest areas, food and gas stops all being very similar but hill
villages will require skill with the clutch in standard shift vehicles.
Familiarity with the International Driving Symbols would help. A map legend will have explanations of the various
symbols and road sign logos.
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France Rental Car and Car Hire considerations
are Luggage Space, Standard Shift, AC and Diesel.
Shop for Discount auto rentals and car rental deals
including airport auto rentals on the web. Shop
options: cell phone, GPS, economy car hire, baby
car seat, Baby Carriage.
In France the Car
vehicles, and the
vary little from
the US or Canada.
are graphic rather
based as in the US
An exit sign showing the route number of
the feeder road with the towns listed. The
speed limit is listed on a white sign with a
red circle: 90 KM per hour or about 56
Car Rental can be booked on line
through Auto Europe. They broker
the best deal with agencies located
in all major cities and at TGV train
stations in the smaller cities like
Standard shift rental
will be the least
expensive but require
skill with the clutch in
the hillside villages.
Driving in France is done on the right side
and is similar to the USA, Canada, and
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Auto Europe offers selection, price, and ease of booking on the web. . Shop
online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel or gas, luggage space,
standard or automatic, two door, four door and other options. Renting for
more than 17 days; see their options
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various towns.
Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in
all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
Information for those renting a vehicle in France and Italy
|Seatbelt use is required in France.
Children under ten should not ride in front and must use seat belts or, for a small
child, a car seat is mandatory. Book the car seat well ahead of your arrival date.
On the highway, keep to the right except to pass, Speed limits for clear days and lower
limits for rainy days, and reduced speed for exits make France's highways familiar to the
North American driver.
Lights on in low visibility
Gassing your vehicle is similar to the procedure in the US including the self service
feature, automatic shut off pumps, and the use of the credit card. Diesel is common in
France and called Gazole.
All cell phone use is prohibited while driving in France
The vehicle should
have a reflective
and a reflective
jacket on board in
case of breakdown
or flat tire.
The rental agency
will supply these
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