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Bonjour! If you're planning a trip and a car hire in Marseille, be assured DriveNow is here to find you the best deal and take the stress out of your journey.
Marseille is located between the sea and rolling hills and it is true that you can get the best of both worlds when you visit France's oldest town.
One way to ensure you maximise the time you spend in France's second largest city is by organising to hire a car in Marseille before you depart. DriveNow has a simple to use system that allows you to book your rental car in Marseille before you even set foot on French soil, and there is no need to put a payment down until you pick up your car hire.
When you bring up the DriveNow website, you can compare the rates of Europe's top rental car providers - Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and SIXT. Booking is quick and easy with no need for credit card details in many instances nor do we charge booking or administration. Your rental details will automatically be sent out via email locking in the price of your car hire in Marseille, all you need do is pay on pick-up.
This will take the hassle out of your journey to Marseille so you can enjoy all the dazzling attractions of this port. While you are in this city, you'll have no problem enjoying the sunshine - over 300 days receive a dose of rays, so make sure you've packed the sunscreen.
There are many great reasons to consider hiring a car in Marseille with DriveNow. Here are a few of them.
Do I need to be over 21 to hire a car in Marseille?
The short answer is yes. Drivers between ages of 21 - 25 may also face a young drivers' surcharge when in France.
What kind of licence do I need to have?
You must hold a full licence and need to have held this for 12 months before you rent a car in Marseille.
Bear in mind that many suppliers will expect you to have a copy of your passport with you in order to hire a car as this could be required in order to confirm your identity.
If you have a licence printed in the Latin alphabet, you do not need an international driver's permit (IDP). However, if your original licence is printed in another alphabet you will need to organise an IDP.
What should I know about French road rules?
French drivers keep left. All measurements, including speed as well as what you will see at the petrol pump, follow the metric system, which was after all invented in France.
There are strict speed limits you will need to stick to when you are on the roads. On highways you will need to keep to, or below, 130kmh and on rural expressways this reduces to 110kmh. When you drive through urban traffic, stick to 50kmh.
Bear in mind these limits are reduced in the rain - not that you should expect much in sunny Marseille.
What are some top tips for driving in France?
When you are driving in urban areas, it is a rule that you need to give way to traffic coming from the right.
If you come up to a roundabout and see a sign that says either "vous n'avez pas la priorite" or "cedez le passage" this means traffic on the roundabout has priority. If there is no sign, traffic entering the roundabout has priority.
It is forbidden to overtake stationary trams when passengers are alighting or boarding.
Car Hire - Automatic or Manual Transmission?
The majority of French rental cars are manual transmission. Automatic are available but will be more expensive to rent.