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All licenses issued in the European Union are accepted.


Driver's licenses from non-EU countries (except Switzerland) are accepted if you have a visa in your passport and at the time of hire have not been in Europe for longer than 6 months.  If your domestic driver's license is printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required together with your driver's license when you drive in France.


To drive in France, the driver must present a valid national driver's license that has been held for at least 1 or 2 years(according to different car rental company).


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


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Martin Colfer

January 31, 2023

Destination: Carcassonne

9Great service - great price.

Service from Keddy was excellent. Florian was very helpful and we were impressed with the whole process.

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Michael Bishop

January 13, 2023

Destination: Sarlat La Caneda

9.3Lovely new car in excellent condition

Nice new car which met all our requirements

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January 9, 2023

Destination: Ajaccio

9Très bien mais rester vigilant

Voiture toujours sans accroc d’apres Axa mais il faut bien faire le tour et prendre des photos car ce n’est jamais le cas. Avec les photos aucun problème .

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M.Delgado

January 4, 2023

Destination: Montbeliard

10A pesar del idioma, todo bien

A pesar que era mecánico Se comporto muy bien Tuve que comprar una vigneta para ir a Suiza ( olvidé decir en la entrega) que costó 40 francos y dura 2 año Debería estar incluida

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November 8, 2022

Destination: Montpellier

10Great experience thanks. Saved a little with the automatic rebooking.

Friendly staff and smooth process

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V.Rubino

November 4, 2022

Destination: Paris

5Poor car rental company and poorer booking company!

The car was given without inspection. When complained, I was told to take picture such as no full tank or broken parts. The safety yellow jacket required by EU law was missing and I had to take a movie to show it wasn't there. At drop-off they tried to charge for missing fuel and I had to show the picture I took. Avoid Avis if possible.

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y.suh

October 31, 2022

Destination: Paris

10Excellent

성능이 좋은차로 배차해 주셔서 너무나 감사했습니다. 직원분들도 친절하시고, 나중에 반납할때, 나와서 직접 운전도 해주시고 마무리까지 넘 나 친절하게 해주셨습니다!

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C.Y.Chan

October 29, 2022

Destination: Paris

8.7Excellent car rental experience.

The car I collected did exceeded my expectations, it was a Fiat 500XL SUV. Really thankful for the slight upgrade to compact SUV. However, the vehicle has a rather small boot space, exterior not cleaned and a dent probably cause by previous users. This did not affect the overall experience much, but would have been perfect if met. I booked a compact Toyota Corolla or similar but Toyota Corolla was unavailable. I thought getting the car could be faster. The counter staff kept recommending last minute add-ons(gas refuel service) and car upgrades(which could be nice if the price is even cheaper). Hence. Counter staff needs to be more efficient especially if there are long queues, please keep it under 20mins each customer. Return car was swift and perfect! I also manage to kept the vehicle clean and refuelled the petrol, thereby no problem at all. The car return lady at NICE airport return centre was extremely efficient and friendly. Please pay more attention or treasure such staff. She is a Chinese national and she really made my day.

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P.Bailey

October 23, 2022

Destination: Bergerac

9very good overall experience

Car was in excellent condition but was not clean expecially the front windscreen

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October 21, 2022

Destination: Brive

8.7Very Good

Très déçu par le personnel du guichet qui ne respecte pas l'horaire d'ouverture de l'agence. Arrivée à 8h15 au lieu de 8h...

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October 8, 2022

Destination: Lyon

8.7Very Good

Not get the car ive booked for but after multiple requests, gave me a great vehicle.

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Chris

September 30, 2022

Destination: Lyon

9.3Excellent

Customer service on site was amazing. Really professional and helpful. Did accomodate for what they have been asked for.

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NCC

September 30, 2022

Destination: Vannes

10All went very well and would be happy to repeat it

The staff at the pickup were polite helpful and spoke excellent English

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Adrian

September 27, 2022

Destination: Seynod

8.3Good car and service, just a few improvements needed to help customers

Car was ideal for us. The underground pickup place was a bit gloomy to see round and be introduced to the car. The return was very difficult to find around a busy, complex railway station and bus station - we think a small map in the car to find the entrance would help everyone. It was not made clear that an extra charge was needed for a second driver - however my wife did not drive at all and the agent refunded us which made us happy. Coming from the UK we were unfamiliar with toll both operation, so a small picture guide about how to work with the machines, make payments, choose the correct line, would be helpful.

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R.Hawkins

September 26, 2022

Destination: Caen

9.3Top drawer

Top condition car and upgraded to a convertible hybrid sports model at no extra charge

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K.Sprang

September 23, 2022

Destination: Bordeaux

9Seamless Car Rental

The car was clean and well equipped. Built in navigation was a bit of a bonus. We appreciated the six gear transmission. We rented a Dacia--I wish they had those in the United States. All in all, Budget did a fine job. Checking in and out were simple. My only criticism is that the Budget representative sought to get u to take Budget insurance, when we had already paid for the upgraded insurance package with QEEQ. But we simply declined and all was fine.

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September 20, 2022

Destination: Beauvais

10Very smooth experience

There was quite a queue on check-in as there was only one member of staff manning the desk but staff were friendly and car was as described. No issues returning the car, holds released from my card within a week.

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Stuart Roney

September 19, 2022

Destination: Toulouse

9.7Smooth pick up and drop off

Thrifty in Toulouse was run through Hertz and they provided a more than satisfactory rental experience with a high spec. care. No issues at pick up or drop off. Would book through them again.

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D.Marston

September 14, 2022

Destination: Nantes

9.7Excellent Service from this French Company at Nantes

The Rentscape team were fantastic - no could not fault them - they were really helpful and a fantastic team

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Glenn Koch

September 13, 2022

Destination: Lille

8.3Would use Budget again. Budget/Avis Lille were great to deal with

Finding the drop off location was not easy

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A.Clayton

September 12, 2022

Destination: Bergerac

10Best car rental company I have ever dealt with

Went straight to the Europcar office at Bergerac Airport and was sorted within a few minutes with no fuss with a very friendly lady at your counter The car exceeded my expectations as it was nearly new and a lovely car to drive ( Peugeot 208)

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G.Kerr

September 12, 2022

Destination: Toulouse

10Excellent

Very professional

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P.Dowell

September 12, 2022

Destination: Nice

8.3Beware of a PHEV upgrade!

I was offered an upgrade at a reasonable rate, however they failed to tell me that the car was a PHEV and there was no electric charge when I picked the car up, meaning that it used way more petrol than it should have. Also when I dropped the car off, there was no one to inspect it

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Violeta

September 8, 2022

Destination: Mulhouse

10Excelente!

Ha sido el mejor proceso de alquiler de coche usado hasta ahora. El comercial muy correcto, no pasamos por el estrés habitual de venta de seguros y amenaza de incidentes para convencerme pagar más. Ha sido rápido y el coche muy bien, en perfectas condiciones.

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C.Madin

September 6, 2022

Destination: Marignane

9.3Excellent

Our flight landed very early which meant we were at the counter at 9:45am for a 10:30 booking. The staff were unable to access the booking until 10:30 which meant a 45 minute wait. Not great when you have been traveling since 4am! Other than that it was a very smooth experience and we will definitely use Dollar again.

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Nick Badger

August 31, 2022

Destination: Bordeaux

9.3Brilliant, helpful staff

Car was clean and perfect for what we wanted. When we dropped the car off my wife realised after 20mins that she had left her mobile phone in the car and we were in the airport building. The staff were great as the returned the car from where it had already been taken, found the phone and got it back to my wife within 5-10mins.

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C.Audi

August 24, 2022

Destination: Paris

10It worked out fine this time although the costumer service was flawed.

I called the agency’s number on the contract to change slightly my pick up and drop off times but the automated system had glitches and I couldn’t make the changes. I wasn’t able to talk to a person and it kept sending me back to the beginning of the choices and changing into French although I chose the English version. I kept wondering had I had a bigger problem if the costumer service would have solved it or not.

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LR

August 22, 2022

Destination: Geneve

7.7Good

They tried to upsell hard on insurance which tainted my experience

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S.Beamish

August 16, 2022

Destination: Biarritz

10Smooth and professional .

Excellent size of car for an overseas driver. Great condition and economical. Very good/excellent staff who handled our rental out and in. Noticed delays in dealing with others at check in as did not have or know what was required to finalize check in at desk. eg licence to hand, two telephone contact numbers etc. Useful to have a check list of needs to avoid delay.

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Frederique Delhaye

August 15, 2022

Destination: Bordeaux

9Next time we'll upgrade.

the car could barely go to 40 km/h in the mountains. Otherwise it fit our purpose. We couldn't reach budget but somebody was able to go at the counter to change the dates and they did.

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P.MILNER

August 11, 2022

Destination: Bergerac

9Quite good.

Your web-site says 9.00a.m. opening when in fact it was 9.30a.m.!? Also a bit expensive compared to other rental locations.

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C.Triggs

August 10, 2022

Destination: Angouleme

9.7Excellent rental experience

I would like to commend Clement who was at tge office when we collected the car. He called us after our plane had landed at Poitiers and as it was late we missed our train to Angouleme, but Clement went out of his way to wait for us to arrive which wasn't until 8.30pm - an hour and a half after our original pick up time. He spoke good English which was very helpful We noticed a couple of marks on the car but as Clement had told me to email any issues to the office we did this the following day and received a prompt acknowledgement which was very reassuring. All in all we were very happy with the service.

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August 10, 2022

Destination: Figari

8Very Good

I have reserved a manual car, They provided me automatic. This was just fine. [Unless I get a supplementary bill for the difference in which case I would be arguing that one. But I have no reason to expect that.]

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William

August 8, 2022

Destination: Bordeaux

6.3Europcar not great

The first car they tried to give us was very unclean inside with what looked like flakes of skin everywhere. They also made us wait half an hour because we had arrived half an hour early. The eventual car which we received did not have a lot of the damage which the car had, properly listed on the form. They were unwilling to either look at the damage or change the form.

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S.Orr

August 8, 2022

Destination: Avignon

8Saved £150 on city centre pick up instead of TGV.

Car was c3 and not a focus.

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jacqueline manston

August 4, 2022

Destination: Toulouse

10Best part of my time in France

Staff excellent.. friendly.. professional.. could not fault.

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N.Gregory

August 3, 2022

Destination: Nice

9.7Good service, although I think the car needed its wheels balancing, felt a bit juddery on Motorways

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J.O shea

July 31, 2022

Destination: Carcassonne

10Very god service.

Car was excellent. Staff were excellent

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Ewa

July 31, 2022

Destination: Bastia

10Great

We have accidentally left a portable car seat in the rented car. I have contacted Europecar and asked for it to be returned to us but they can’t find it. We are hoping for a better news to arrive.

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July 22, 2022

Destination: Paris

7.7Au final une bonne experience malgre un hic au depart.

L'air conditionne de fonctionnait pas donc nous avons du revenir rendre la Renault Captur et en prendre une autre (une Fiat) qui s'est avere etre bien meilleure (air conditionne, carplay, camera arriere, consommation apparemment elevee et turning radius mauvaise pour une petite voiture). Donc au final c'etait plutot une bonne experience malgre le delais au depart.

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S.Bansal

July 19, 2022

Destination: Montigny Le Bretonneux

9.7Fabulous!!!

Lovely as always....love picking up the car from here because of the service and the ease of access...

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M.Hayes

July 16, 2022

Destination: Biarritz

10Top class

Great service.

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A.Papadopoulos

July 12, 2022

Destination: Nice

10Great experience would use again

Great, vehicle upgraded, helpful staff

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J.Bader

July 5, 2022

Destination: Nice

9.7Excellent

The staff were very nice, the respected the voucher i had, the proccess were very smooth and the location easy to find.

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S

July 3, 2022

Destination: Nice

7.3Booking and car good but arrival very stressful

Could not find Truche as it was in an underground car pk of a building that was being renovated and there were no signs.

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M.Lee

June 30, 2022

Destination: Toulouse

9.3Very easy

All staff at the pick up were helpful, including the guys cleaning the cars. It was helpful to be able to pick up and drop off on the airport site.

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Malc

June 28, 2022

Destination: Bergerac

9.7Great little car from friendly efficient staff

We had expected a hybrid car but got just a Petrol Citroen C3. It was a good car with sufficient power and space and was an automatic as booked but a hybrid is more economical and environmentally friendly

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K.Loughlin

June 28, 2022

Destination: Bergerac

10Smooth !

Always excellent

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P.Lewsey

June 22, 2022

Destination: Poitiers

9.7Very good

Not the car I was expecting, but still a good car

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B.Jones

June 21, 2022

Destination: La Rochelle

8.3Dissatisfaction

So, regarding documents, your website says to check gov.uk, which says no IDP for France. Then Qeeq sends an email during bank holiday stating that IDP is Mandatory for pick up. Could not get one as all post offices closed. This led to a couple of days of concern not knowing if we could pick car up or not. Thanks guys, it's not Mandatory for France!

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Frequently asked questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on QEEQ.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

QEEQ will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on QEEQ, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on QEEQ.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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