Insurance is extremely important when renting a vehicle and requirements often change from country to country. When renting a vehicle in France with Auto Europe your rental rate will automatically include all necessary insurances. Below you will find in detail what insurance is required to be on your vehicle rental and what other options are available to your through Auto Europe and the local suppliers in France.
If beginning your rental in France the insurance guidelines of France will be in effect for the entire duration of the rental even in the event it is returned to a different country. Specific insurance information can be found in the terms and conditions area of your rental voucher.
In France it is required for all vehicle rentals to have third party liability insurance and fire insurance coverage. All of Auto Europe’s basic rental rates in France are inclusive of these two forms of insurance. Fire insurance with most suppliers will cover an unlimited amount in the event the vehicle is damage because of a fire. Third party liability also generally provides an unlimited amount of coverage to people and property outside of the rental vehicle that may be damage or injured because of the rental vehicle.
In France there are a few forms of optional insurance coverage, which includes collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection, personal accident insurance and super CDW. Personal accident insurance is offered locally and will provide death and disability coverage to the driver and passengers of the rental vehicle. The cost of personal accident insurance is between $16-$17 CAD per day. CDW and theft are optional and will be included at an advance purchase discount if the inclusive rate it selected. CDW and theft can be purchased locally for a cost ranging from $21-$52 CAD per day for theft and $9-$23 CAD per day for CDW. CDW and theft in most cases will have a deductible that you are still responsible for in the event of an accident or theft. The amount of the deductibles for CDW and theft can range from $750 CAD up to $5,000 CAD and is dependent on the vehicle category and rental supplier. Many suppliers offer a supplementary insurance which is called super CDW which will help reduce the amount of the deductible that you are responsible for. The cost for super CDW is approximately $25 CAD per day and is available through select suppliers only. If you elect to decline CDW and theft to take advantage of coverage provided by your credit card please check with the card issuer to learn the specifics of your coverage. Optional insurances are provided through certain supplies only and prices can change without notice at anytime.
Some specific vehicle categories including luxury vehicles, vans and automatics may have travel restrictions due to insurance regulations. Most other vehicle categories rented in France have the ability to travel throughout Western Europe without any restrictions. Here at Auto Europe we have worked hard to build strong relationships with all of our suppliers that has allowed for the creation of a special rental program, which will allow certain vehicles to travel into Eastern Europe. Additional surcharges may apply to rentals being taken into Eastern Europe. Some suppliers may also restrict some vehicles from traveling into Italy, if you have plans to travel into Italy please advise Auto Europe at time of booking to make sure your rental is permitted to travel there. At this time we would like to ask for you to take a moment and make sure the vehicle you intend to rent will be suitable for your travel needs.
Vehicles renting in France cannot travel into the following countries with out prior notice to and approval from Auto Europe: Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria etc) Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and the Ukraine.
Note: With advanced notice Auto Europe can possibly arrange travel into most or all of the countries listed above with specific vehicle categories.
International one-ways are available and will incur an additional fees. Domestic one-ways are also offered, most are free with an exception of Biarritz & high altitude locations. Minimum rental lengths may apply and not all vehicles are allowed.