Free Sat Nav and Free Additional Drivers is pleased to offer a free GPS Sat Nav and free additional drivers in some European countries for bookings up to 31 March 2012 and car rentals between 24 February and 30 April 2012.

In France excluding Corsica, a free additional driver is available on rentals taken up to 31 March offering a saving of £28 per week (33 euros). This free additional driver offer also applies to Portugal car hire for rentals up to 30 April 2012.

In Switzerland, a free GPS Sat Nav is available on selected car groups for rentals up to 30 April 2012 as well as winter snow tyres as standard and additional winter driving essentials. For car hire in Italy a free GPS Sat Nav is available on selected rentals up to 31 March 2012.

For Romania car hire between 24 February and 30 April 2012, receive a free upgrade from an Economy Car to a Compact Car while rental in Slovakia provide free additional driver and free child seat again on rentals up to 30 April 2012.

Picking Up a Car at Nice Airport

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: — admin @ 7:36 am July 30, 2011

Nice Airport has a newly opened Car Rental Centre where all vehicles are picked up and dropped off from the 5 car hire agencies located at the airport; Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. Having a central centre for car hire in Nice Airport provides easy access with its location in Terminal 2 behind the parking lot P5. There are still car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall at Nice Airport which are open until 2200. In Terminal 1 the counters are located through the door to the right of Gates A1/A2 Information Office and in Terminal 2 use the doors between Gate A2 and A3. After 2200 car hire pick up can only be made from the Car Rental Centre. From Terminal 1 take the free shuttle to Terminal 2 and get off at Gate A3.

Take a Driving Holiday in the South of France

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: , , — admin @ 10:47 am May 12, 2011

France is a beautiful country that’s hugely popular with tourists from the UK. The best way to experience this incredible country is by car. Although taking a car to the north of France is relatively straightforward, if you plan on visiting the stunning south of France, the simplest way to see everything is with car hire. Cheap car hire in France will allow you to experience the beautiful southern regions in a unique way.

The south of France offers the perfect blend of French culture and Mediterranean climate. Much of the South of France is rarely visited by tourists. The region is littered with historic medieval villages and acres of beautiful countryside and glorious vineyards. You may choose to experience the high life in Nice or sample some of the world’s best wines in the province of Languedoc.

If you plan on taking a driving holiday in the south of France, a satnav system is a must. English is not widely spoken, so you may have difficulty asking for directions, and road signs in mountain roads and country lanes can be confusing. Having a GPS system will help you get to your destinations as quickly as possible.

With car hire in France, you will be able to see all the beauty that the South of the country has to offer, as well as being within driving distance of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean coast. Once you hire a car in France, your options are limitless.

To Car Hire or Not To Car Hire in France

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: , , , — admin @ 10:47 am April 30, 2011

When holidaying abroad, it’s usually not possible or practical to take your own car, but by taking the ferry to France, the choice is available to you. There are pros and cons to doing so, and weighing these up is important before you decide on which route to take.

By driving your own car and choosing not to use car hire in France, you have the benefit of being familiar with the car you are driving and ensuring that the vehicle is the precise size you need. If you need a people carrier, for example, you can be totally certain that you will have the correct number of seats and appropriate space for your luggage. For those who dislike flying, this can be a great way to holiday, but you will have to take several measures to ensure that your car is road-legal in France. These include things such as placing special stickers on your headlamps to ensure that your lights do not dazzle other road users.

By deciding to arrange car hire in France instead of taking your own vehicle, you will automatically receive a left-hand car which is designed for the roads, allowing the driver a clearer view. This also provides greater passenger safety than driving a right-hand car abroad.

With leisurecars, arranging cheap car hire in France is simple. Enter your requirements into the site and it will find you the best deals for cheap car hire in France: you may find that the price is the deciding factor.

Enjoy Straight Roads with Car Hire in France

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: , , , — admin @ 9:57 am April 3, 2011

The appeals of France for British holidaymakers are numerous. In addition to better weather and vast stretches of attractive countryside, it is home to Paris: entailing all of the culture of the Louvre, the history of the Eiffel Tower, and the beauty of the Pont Alexandre III.

One of the unsung joys of France is its straight roads, a holiday in themselves where the British motorist is concerned, an effortless alternative to the crammed and congested motorways and dual carriageways or perilously winding A-roads which make up our road network. The open spaces allow you to feel infinitely more relaxed than you would behind the wheel of a car in the UK, whether you have brought your own transport over on the ferry or opted for car hire in France. The long stretches of road give a greater sense of safety too, with the far-reaching view of the road allowing you a better reaction time if hazards do appear.

Finding cheap car hire in France can help you to make the most of your holiday, allowing you to see as much as possible of this huge country, whether you are staying in the Loire or in the North of France, don’t allow yourself to be limited. At leisurecars we can help you to arrange cheap car hire in France, enabling you to enjoy the roads and all of the attractions the country has to offer.

With us, sorting out car hire in France is simple; the only tricky part is remembering to drive on the right side of the road.

Looking for Cheap Car Hire Look No further

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:55 pm February 28, 2011

If you are looking for a company who can give you the best deals in cheap car hire in the UK, or one who can offer you car hire in Spain or cheap car hire in the USA, you need look no further. Here at Leisure Drive we pride ourselves in finding the best deals, not only in the countries mentioned above, but just about anywhere in the world! If you need a car for the weekend here at home for whatever reason, you won’t find a better place to find a cheap car hire in the UK company.

The same applies if you are thinking of taking a flight to Spain and need to pick up a car at the airport. Talk to us and we’ll arrange your car hire in Spain, so all you have to do is get off your flight, fill in the form at the office, and you will leave the airport in one of our cars. You’ll be joining the growing number of people who come to us when they want cheap car hire in Spain which allows them to explore the countryside at their own leisure, rather than being restricted to a tour bus. Or perhaps you have business somewhere in Europe and you need a car? If so have a look at our offers on cheap car hire in France and other European countries. You’ll be amazed at the prices, and the high quality of service we can offer.

Book Cheap Car Hire and See Le Tour in 2011

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:11 pm February 9, 2011

If you are one of the thousands of Britons who are planning to visit Paris to see the final stage of this year’s Tour de France, you probably won’t be interested in car hire, not even the best cheap car hire in France. This is because the final stage finishes on the Champs Ellysses and as there are around five million people crammed around the route, there is no point in taking advantage of the cheap car hire in France deals. This is the day when the capital is more or less closed to anything other than the Tour and the vehicles associated with it, so cheap car hire won’t be of interest.

However, if you are planning to see the race before it reaches it’s climax in Paris, then you really should be looking at what we can offer when it comes to car hire in France. Due to the nature of the route – it covers the country in a clockwise direction one year, followed by anti clockwise the next – its possible to plan your own route to see the race at the crucial stages where the race is decided. These are traditionally in the Alps and the Pyrenees, so flying to Bordeaux or Nice, and then taking advantage of the best cheap car hire in France deals around means you can arrive at the airport, jump into your car and secure your place in the mountains and watch the race unfold on each stage.

Car Hire in France: C’est Magnifique!

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: , , , — admin @ 12:01 pm January 24, 2011

The incredible diversity of France’s culture, landscape and attractions makes it one of the most interesting places to seek out cheap car hire and venture off in search of chic couture, wine, cheese, golf, water parks – anything!

As a key arrival city for international travellers, cheap car hire in Paris is something we’ve got covered. We find a huge number of adventurous folks are eager to hit the road in search of their own epic French journey. Bordering Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium, France is the perfect start/finish point to your European travels.

A top tip from our team – be careful of parking restrictions throughout France. Traffic police are not known for their sense of humour, and enforce parking regulations with intense stringency throughout medium sized towns to major cities. “Stationnement Alterne Semi-Mensal” signs often cause a little confusion amongst non-native drivers. They basically mean that for the first half of a month parking is permitted on one side of the road, but for the remaining half it will only be permitted on the other side (the idea being to minimise traffic congestion) Signs usually carry the figures “1-15” or “16-31” meaning you can’t park on the side of the road between the dates posted.

Despite occasionally confusing parking regulations, car hire in France is generally a very easy option to get around. Cheap car hire agents are fairly numerous, but it’s worth booking through an online service like ours to eliminate language barrier issues and search for the absolute best deals.

The Legal Stuff: Your Driving Licence

Filed under: Car hire in France — Tags: , , , — admin @ 11:31 am January 9, 2011

Every country’s traffic and licence laws are a little different. For example, in France you risk a hefty fine for not carrying the car’s log book in the vehicle at all times. Of course, such paperwork issues needn’t be a problem when investing in our car hire in France service.

Driving age limits vary from country to country. Rental agents often set their own lower and upper age limits to keep insurance premiums down too (even car hire in the UK is available to over-21’s only, with most agents opting for over-25’s). More often than not, in the cases of very young or senior drivers, an excess fee may be charged. This applies to car hire in Italy, France etc too. Cheap car hire in the USA tends to be a little more lenient due to the lower driving age and higher alcohol age restriction.

Residents of EC/EAA countries can usually drive in other EC/EAA countries on their regular driving license unless their license is not written using the Roman alphabet. Citizens from non-EC/EAA countries or citizens from EC/EAA countries wishing to drive in non-EC/EAA countries must apply for an International Driving Permit at a cost of around £5.50.

Remember: If you have a photo ID driving licence you must present the paper counterpart when collecting your rental. Without both parts of your licence (plus the International Driving Licence document if necessary) you won’t be going anywhere in that hire car.