So you’ve decided to rent a car in France?

Driving holidays are a popular choice of holiday for French families and visitors alike.

France offers beautiful changing scenery to appeal to everybody.

If you can avoid driving on public holiday days as the traffic jams can be lengthy.

Here are some vocabulary which will help you if you decide to hire a car in French.

LE PERMIS DE CONDUIRE luh permee duh kondweerDRIVING LICENSE
L’ASSURANCE lasoo-roñsINSURANCE
LA MARCHE ARRÎÈREla marsh aree-yehrREVERSE GEAR
UNE PANNEoon pan BREAKDOWN
LE COFFREluh cofr CAR BOOT
LES CLÉS lay clay KEYS
LA LOCATION DE VOITURES la lohca-see-oñ CAR RENTAL

Je voudrais louer une voiture zhuh voodray looay oon vwatoor I ‘d like to hire a car
… pour…jours poor…zhoor…. for…days
… pour le week-end poor luh weekend for the weekend
Quels sont vos tarifs…?kel soñ voh tareef…What are your rates…?
Par jour
par zhoor…per day
par semainepar suhmenper week

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Est-ce que le kilométrage est en plus?es kuh luh keelo-maytrazh eh oñ ploos Is there a charge for the mileage?
C’est combien?
say koñ-byañHow much is it?
Est-ce que le prix comprend l’ assurance tous-risques?es kuh luh pree koñproñ lasoo-roñs too reeskDoes the price include fully comprehensive insurance?
Est-ce que je dois rendre la voiture ici? es kuh zhuh dwa roñdr la vwatoor eesee Must I return the car here?
Je voudrais la laisser à… zhuh voodray la lay-say a…I’d like to leave it in…(town name)
Vers quelle heure?vehr kel urAround what time?
Pouvez-vous me montrer…?poovay voo muh moñtray… Could you show me …?
Il faut rendre la voiture avec un plein d’essence?eel foh roñdr la vwatoor avek uñ plan dessoñsDo I have to return the car with a full tank?

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