When it comes to driving in France, there are some things you need to know ahead of time. Firstly, you’ll need to have a valid driver’s license that you can show at the rental car desk when you collect your vehicle.
Secondly, you’ll also need to be aware of the local driving rules and regulations. You can find out more about these in our guide to driving in France.
Thirdly, you’ll need to be familiar with French road signs and right of way rules. This will help you avoid any unexpected situations and ensure your safety while you’re on the road.
Fourthly, if you’re renting a car in France, it’s a good idea to make sure it has working air conditioning so you can stay cool and comfortable in hot weather. It’s also a good idea to take out insurance so that you don’t end up paying for any extra costs should you get into an accident or have your rental vehicle stolen.
Fifthly, you’ll need to be aware of the speed limit on the road in France. This is standardized throughout the country and you can expect to see speed limits painted on roads, as well as speed cameras.
Sixthly, you’ll need to know which roads in France are managed by a ‘department’ (Letter D) and which are national roads or autoroutes (Letter N or A). This is important because some of these roads have their own distinctive markings.