Rental conditions apply to all additional drivers. A fee of 10.00 EUR per day, with a 10 day maximum (100.00 EUR) excluding VAT, applies.
To rent a vehicle, the renter must have held a full driving license for a minimum of 1 year for Mini, Economy and Compact (excl. Elite) vehicles. 3 years for Intermediate and Standard vehicles (excl. Standard Passenger Van) and Full Size Commercial Vans. 7 years for Compact Elite and Full Size vehicles, Standard Passenger Vans and Commercial Box Vans. 10 years for Premium and Luxury vehicles. The minimum age to rent is 18 years old. All drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to an additional daily charge.
Vehicles can be driven in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. A surcharge of 55.00 EUR will apply for all cross border travels which is payable at the rental counter. Vehicles must be returned to France mainland.
In all cases, customers must inform the rental branch of their intention to leave the country with the vehicle and require authorization. Any movement of the vehicle outside of pre-authorized countries will be in breach of the Rental Terms and Conditions. Liability will arise accordingly.
Please note that we are unable to provide any additional equipment that may be compulsory for driving abroad (e.g. breathalyzers, warning triangles, first aid kits etc.) and this responsibility rests on the driver. Customers are therefore required to be aware of any requirements of the destination and any countries or regions customers might travel through. A list of requirements is available from websites such as the AA at: www.theaa.com.
Damage Waiver (DW) reduces the liability of the renter in the event of damage to or theft of the vehicle. If DW is not included in the reservation, the renter has full liability for the vehicle. DW is available for purchase and reduces the applicable excess to zero for all cars and SUVs. For Small Cargo Vans the excess can be reduced to 250 EUR, for Medium and Intermediate Cargo Vans to 300 EUR and for Luton Cargo Vans with Tail Lift to 350 EUR.
If included in the reservation, the excess amount is 1500 EUR for Mini, Economy, Compact and Intermediate Cars and Compact SUVs. Standard vehicles, Minivans with up to 7 seats and all other SUVs have an excess of 2500 EUR. Elite, Premium and Luxury vehicles and 9-seater Passenger Vans have an excess of 3500 EUR.
Small Cargo Vans have an excess of 1500 EUR, Medium and Intermediate Cargo Vans 2500 EUR and Luton Cargo Vans with Tail Lift 3500 EUR.
Before purchasing DW it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If DW is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. DW is not insurance.
Renters wishing to discuss or dispute any matters concerning damage to the rental vehicle may contact our damage recovery department. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the same location as it is collected from will be subject to a one way fee. The one way fee varies based on car category, location and pick up date. The exact amount of the one way fee will be displayed during the reservation process when entering the dates, desired route and car category.
Excess Protection (EP) is an optional coverage available only if Damage Waiver (DW) is included in the rate. EP reduces the applicable Damage Waiver excess amount to zero for all cars and SUVs. For Small Cargo Vans the excess can be reduced to 250 EUR, for Medium and Intermediate Cargo Vans to 300 EUR and for Luton Cargo Vans with Tail Lift to 350 EUR.
If EP is not included in the reservation, it is available for purchase. Before purchasing EP it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If EP is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges up to the Damage Waiver excess amount and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. EP is not insurance.
If the renter does not choose to purchase an optional fuel product at the start of the rental period and does not return the vehicle with the same level of fuel as at the start of the rental period (as indicated on the Rental Agreement) the renter will be required to pay a refueling service fee calculated as the difference between the fuel level recorded on the Rental Agreement and that recorded upon the return of the vehicle multiplied by the fuel price displayed at the branch, plus a refueling charge of 15 EUR. Unused or excess fuel will not be refunded.
Where the vehicle is an electric vehicle and is returned with less charge than was provided at the start of the Rental Period (such level as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary), a re-charging fee calculated as the kWhs needed to charge the vehicle to make up the difference between the charge level recorded on the Rental Agreement Summary and that recorded upon the return of the Vehicle multiplied by the kWh price displayed on the Rental Agreement Summary plus, an additional charge as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary. No unused or excess charge will be refunded.
Personal Effects Coverage (PEC) is offered for an additional daily charge. PEC provides the renter and renter's passengers with insurance cover for personal effects while they travel.
In summary, the product provides cover for theft, damage or loss of baggage, electronic and mobile devices. In addition, delayed personal baggage and loss of travel documents are also covered. This is a summary only. The purchase of PEC is optional and not required to rent a car.
The coverage provided by PEC may duplicate your existing coverage and you may wish to determine if your personal coverage is adequate.
The PEC insurance coverage cannot exceed 50 days and / or a total amount of 200 EUR charged regardless of the duration of the rental period and is conditional on your compliance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement and PEC policy.
This product will be available from January 1st, 2023.
All major debit and credit cards (issued by either Visa, Mastercard or American Express) are accepted. All cards presented must be in the renters name. Prepaid cards, Maestro, Visa Electron, V Pay, cards for electronic use only and cards distributed by neobanks are not accepted.
A security deposit plus the estimated cost of the rental will be taken at the time of rental. For the categories Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard and People Carriers a deposit of 250 EUR is required. For all cargo vans, the deposit is 500 EUR. For Elite, Fullsize and Convertibles, the deposit is 1000 EUR. For Premium and Luxury Cars the deposit is 2000 EUR and the deposit must be taken in full on 1 credit card. If a debit card is presented, then an additional one with the same first and last name should be presented. In this case the deposit will be 1000 EUR on each card. Cash and cheques vacances are accepted as forms of payment but only at the end of the rental. The initial charges must be taken on a valid debit or credit card.
Roadside Assistance Protection (RAP) is an optional product and allows customers to waive financial responsibility for tires (excluding the rim), replacement keys costs and all recovery and call charges imposed by our chosen roadside assistance providers as result of a fault caused by renter error. RAP does not apply if there is a breach of the rental agreement. Before purchasing RAP, it is advised to determine if a personal coverage is adequate to cover these charges. If RAP is declined, the renter will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from the carrier of personal coverage. RAP is not insurance.
All drivers must present a fully valid and unexpired driving license (digital licenses are not accepted). If the driving license is written in a language and characters different from those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Renters are advised to check whether local authorities require foreign drivers to present an International Driving Permit to avoid the risk of potential fines. Renters with licenses from countries who are not part of the International Driving Permit Agreement should carry a certified translation.
All renters must provide a valid identity card or passport. All drivers must have held their full license for a minimum of 1 year. All local renters must provide proof of home address in France with a utility or phone bill. Customers picking up at Charles de Gaulle Airport must provide a flight itinerary or boarding pass showing arrival and departure. Local train tickets from Paris cannot be accepted.
Please note that we reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further identification checks if needed which may include an identity check with an external organization.
To rent a vehicle, the renter must have held a full driving license for a minimum of 1 year for Mini, Economy and Compact (excl Elite) vehicles. 3 years for Intermediate & Standard vehicles (excl Standard Passenger Van) & Full size Commercial Van. 7 years for Compact Elite, Full size & Premium vehicles, Standard Passenger Van & Commercial Box Van. 10 years for Luxury vehicles. The minimum age to rent is 18 years old. All drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to an additional daily charge.
IMPORTANT WINTER DRIVING MESSAGE FOR FRANCE
A new law has come into effect for driving in snow and ice-prone areas of France. Every year from November 1 to March 31 on the roads of certain towns in France they must have winter tires fitted or carry snow chains or snow socks in their vehicles.