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Paris - Car Rental companies near the peripherique

Feb 20th, 2009, 03:19 AM
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Paris - Car Rental companies near the peripherique

I have been doing a lot of research, I need a car for 4 days, we are staying near the Place De La Bastille. It sounds so easy to find a auto rental near the peripherique, however, I am not and since you had all recommended this to a previous poster, I wondered if you knew of exact locations for car rental. Merci RosieCaro
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Feb 20th, 2009, 03:50 AM
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Are you looking for a car near your hotel, or on the outskirts? P/U locations are all over town and can be limited by the rental co. If you go Autoeurope, you have a large selection. Avis or Alamo(the 2 companies I normally use) have more limited spots.

When you shop, keep in mind
1) Airports and train stations have a surcharge
2) go to special or hot deal sections of the rental agancy websites
as now you can get a free phone or GPS system for your rental w/the correct promotion code

remember your hotel is a great source of information. Just because the rental location is close, sometimes its difficult to navigate out or in to it so email your hotel and ask what location they would rec.
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Feb 20th, 2009, 05:31 AM
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Autoeurope shows a rental office near La Bastille at 88 rue de la Roquette. From here the Périphérique is less than one mile due east. Rue de Faubourg, a wide straight shot to the Périphérique, is one of many options to get you on your way.

Here is a complete list of rental brokers to help you find the best terms and pricing:

http://www.autoeurope.com/
http://www.easycar.com/car-hire/destination/France.aspx
http://www.easyterra.com/
http://www.europebycar.com/index.html
http://www.france-car-hire-rental.com/
http://www.kemwel.com/
http://www.france-car-hire-rental.com/
http://www.novacarhire.com/

You can pull up maps to show how easy this departure can be by checking here:

http://www.mappy.com
http://www.viamichelin.com
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Feb 20th, 2009, 07:52 AM
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From Bastille your best bet is to rent at the Gare de Lyon and ask the people at the desk how to get on the périphérique.
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Feb 20th, 2009, 09:20 AM
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I wouldn't ask people at the desk!

Map it out for yourself using http://www.viamichelin.com, http://maps.google.com or a good old fashioned paper map first!

Then you'll be familiar with the route you'll need to take rather than trying to remember a hurried 'left here, right there' instructions from a harried desk clerk!

If you have your own GPS and you know the pickup location you can have your route programmed in before you pick up the car.

Don't get too hung up about driving in Paris. If you are picking up a car and heading out of town it is very easy to do.

Rob
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