Car and Van Rental in Paris


Paris is famous for iconic landmarks such as the Louvre museum, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Montmartre and the Arc de Triomphe, making it one of the top tourist destinations for travellers worldwide.


Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides car rental in Paris at over 20 separate locations. We operate eight branches in the main arrondissements alone, as well as dedicated car hire branches at Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. Enterprise outlets are also present on the outskirts of the city, such as at Versailles. Most of our branches are located close to the major access roads of the Boulevard Périphérique and the E5 and N2 branch roads. See map below.

Tips for getting the lowest prices on your car rentals

  • Book online for our best prices.
  • Rentals are usually cheaper at weekends.
  • Book well in advance as prices will be cheaper when demand is low.
  • Remember that a rental day is 24 hours, once you go over that you roll into another day so, even if your rental lasts just one hour over 24, you'll be charged for another full day.

Vehicles for hire in Paris

Whether you are a tourist needing a car for sightseeing in the Paris area, or you live in the city and need a car or van for a limited period, Enterprise has a wide range of rental vehicles for you to pick from. From spacious cars with enough room to carry all of your luggage, to SUVs, vans and people carriers for hire. Whatever your needs, we've got the right size and style of car to fit your trip. 

Cheap car and van hire in Paris

At Enterprise, we pride ourselves on being able to offer some of the best quality vehicles at excellent hire rates to our customers. All of our vehicles are modern, clean and give a superb driving experience. They're all rated to great fuel efficiency standards as well, saving you money. If you want to save further, you can also book online with us in advance. Our advance booking discounts give our customers the best chance to save money by planning their journeys in advance.

Airport car hire

In Paris, Enterprise operates branches at two separate airport locations. We run branches at Paris-Orly Airport to the south, and at the main terminal of Charles de Gaulle Airport to the north so, if you're arriving in Paris by air, we'll be able to get you on the road quickly. Our northern Charles de Gaulle branch is found on the Routes des Badauds near Terminal 1, close to the A1-E19 connecting junction at the main gate. Our southern one is located at the main Orly loop next to the N7 tunnel, within the Orly Ouest section of the terminal.

Paris attractions


As well as the more obvious monuments and landmarks, there is plenty more to do in Paris. Known as the fashion capital of Europe, you'll find clothes for every budget, from the high end, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, to the more affordable, Rue de Rennes. You'll also find some of the best museums and art galleries in the world along with sprawling flea markets, stunning churches and formal gardens.  For foodies, there are restaurants on every street and fabulous open air food markets, such as Rue Cler and Rue Mouffetard on the Left Bank (south of the river) and Marché des Enfants Rouges and Marché Popincourt on the Right Bank where you can browse for delicious ingredients to cook up a storm.

Day trips around Paris


The Palace of Versailles is probably the closest and most spectacular place to visit outside of Paris. Set in stunning gardens dotted with fountains and lakes, the Palace is worth visiting both inside and out.  A bit further afield, at about and hour and a half's drive, you can spend the day in Monet's beautiful gardens at Giverny, the inspiration for his famous waterlilly paintings. The Loire Valley is the perfect destination for a weekend break, at about two and a half hour's drive from Paris. There are around 300 chateaux in the area, including Blois, Chambord, Amboise and Chaumont, so you can pick and choose which to visit. And of course, if you are travelling with children, Disneyland Paris is just an hour out of the city, perfect for a day of fun and magic.

Driving in and around Paris


The centre of Paris is not large and is a combination of wide boulevards and narrow streets.  There are also some very big roundabouts, one of the largest in the world is at Etoile, where 12 streets meet at the Arc de Triomphe and another large one at the other end of the Champs Elysees, at Place de la Concorde. Parking in the street can be a problem in the centre and you'll need to pay Monday to Saturday between 9am to 8pm. The safest bet is to check in advance whether there are any paying car parks in the area you are visiting. Alternatively, use public transport in the city and save the car for trips out of Paris. The ring road that surrounds Paris is called the 'Peripherique' and all roads out of town, including the motorways radiate out from 'gates' around this ring.

Car & Van Hire FAQs

The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are:

  • a valid drivers licence
  • valid ID
  • a credit or debit card.

You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers.

We accept all major debit cards except for Maestro, Electron, Solo and pre-paid cards. To hire our 4x4s and premium vehicles, we require a credit card. All cards MUST have the main driver's name on it.

Our prices may vary because car hire prices are based on various factors such as, vehicle size, seasonality, length of rental, vehicle make, availability and location. Customers are advised to start the booking process to determine the exact price.

You can modify or cancel your reservation via our website or mobile app. If you prepaid your booking and you cancel 3 days or more before your specified pick up time you will receive a full refund of the total amount. To extend your car rental, you can click “Call to Extend Your Rental” in our mobile app. You can also call your rental branch or 0800 800 227 to extend your reservation. 

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