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Normandy car rentals

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Thu 20/6
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Cheap car hire in Normandy

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Top tips for hiring a car in Normandy

  • When booking a hire car in Normandy, remember that children under the age of 10 must be in an appropriate booster seat or child restraint. These are commonly provided by Normandy car hire companies, but it's best to check ahead of time. If you bring your own, bear in mind that it will need to meet the EU standards.
  • There are car ferries available from some towns in Normandy, such as Cherbourg, to the Channel Islands. While most car hire companies in France will allow their vehicles to be taken on car ferries to French Islands, there are usually more restrictions for non-French destinations. However, some companies that allow cross-border car hire, such as Avis, may allow you to take the vehicle onto a car ferry. Just make sure you double-check with your Normandy car hire company and be aware that there may be extra costs.
  • Driving through the countryside is one of the best reasons to book a hire car in Normandy. However, be prepared to encounter slightly more difficult roads if you venture off the main routes. Narrow, winding roads are quite common, but, as the roads are usually fairly quiet, you can generally take them at your own pace. Additionally, be prepared to encounter wildlife or farm animals.
  • There are a few important road rules to be aware of when driving in Normandy. Most importantly, don't forget to drive on the right-hand side of the road. Additionally, if you encounter level crossings, be aware that the flashing orange lights mean the same thing as a red light in the UK, you need to come to an absolute stop, there's no initial warning. Finally, rain can change the general speed limits on some roads. For example, the limit on motorways is 130 km/h (around 80 mph) normally, and 110 km/h (about 68 mph) when it's raining.
  • Book your rental car in Normandy at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Normandy are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Normandy

  • What is the most popular car hire in Normandy?

    Intermediate (Peugeot 3008 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Normandy.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Normandy?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I hire a car in Normandy?

    Having your own car is the best way to explore this beautiful region of France. Having your own car is often the easiest way to reach popular attractions including Mont-Saint Michel, The Falais Castle and the D-Day Beaches. Public transport often involves multiple connections and limited daily departures. Additionally, Normandy is known for its beautiful countryside and, with your own vehicle, you can stop as often as you like while driving between towns, or take detours whenever you want. With numerous manor houses and castles, small towns and stunning natural settings, you can see everything on your own schedule by booking a Normandy car hire.

  • What is driving like in Normandy?

    Driving in Normandy is usually very peaceful. The roads aren't usually busy, particularly between towns. If you do plan on driving in smaller towns, it may be best to hire a small car, as the city centres may not be able to accommodate larger vehicles. You will likely encounter toll roads; however, it is usually possible to avoid them if you don't mind extra travel time. Bear in mind that if you need to take a bridge across the Seine, paying a toll will likely be unavoidable. There will usually be two lanes, one that allows you to pay by card and another that is staffed and takes cash. If you aren't sure if your card will work, always take the staffed lane, so you don't get stuck.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Normandy?

    Most Normandy car hire companies will hire cars to drivers aged 21 or older. If you or any of the drivers are between 21 and 24, a Young Driver's Surcharge is usually applied. You'll also usually need to have held your licence for at least 12 months. If you have a UK driving licence, you won't need an International Driving Permit. You may run into issues if your licence has less than six months before it expires, so you may wish to renew it before your trip.

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Normandy

    26 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Normandy

    24 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Normandy

    20 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in Normandy

    20 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Normandy

    16 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Normandy

    14 Locations

  • ada

    ADA car hire locations in Normandy

    11 Locations

  • citer

    Citer car hire locations in Normandy

    10 Locations

  • rentatcar

    Rent@Car car hire locations in Normandy

    10 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in Normandy

    8 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Normandy

    7 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Normandy

    7 Locations

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