Why Choose Us?
We challenge you to find cheaper! Our rates include a brand new vehicle, unlimited mileage, insurance and roadside assist*. Why pay more?
We offer a great range of vehicles at competitive prices, from the most reputable suppliers.
Planning Your Trip
Car leasing is a fantastic alternative to long term car rental in France. The insurance included is certainly a highlight, covering many European countries! Leasing is a tax free buy back programme endorsed by the French government to encourage tourism.
There are only 3 companies you can lease from in France and these are; Renault, Peugeot and Citroen. The variety of vehicles offered by these three companies are extensive and selection of the best deal can be an overwhelming experience. Udrive takes the hassle from our customers and compare the rates from these three companies to suit your needs. We will simply compare and provide you with the best possible quote from one of these companies within 24 hours of receiving your quote request. We're confident that once you've compared our prices to those elsewhere, you'll find that our deals are unbeatable.
Specifically designed for non-European residents and travellers planning an extended holiday in France between 17 and 175 days, all vehicles are left-hand drive. It is a great alternative to car hire allowing you to explore the best of France as soon as you arrive.
Please note that most vehicles include insurance with no vehicle excess, full factory warranty, personal accident insurance, free additional drivers, unlimited kilometres and 24 hour roadside assistance in 8 countries throughout France.
There is no doubt that France is a popular country. Foreigners intrigued by weird cuisine, a lispy, yet romantic language, and well-known touristic sites, attract millions of visitors every year. The culture, history and high standards of living, enable French citizens to treat their guests, with hospitality and courtesy. Any first time visit to France can be a little daunting, especially if you are not well travelled, so we have collected this list of fun facts to get you in the mood.
Fun Facts about French Food, Travel, Culture and History
Food and Drink
- French people place great importance on food. If you are travelling there for a business meeting, do not be surprised for lunch to last two or more hours. A traditional saying before starting a meal is to wish other guests, an enjoyable meal. Do this by saying Bon appétit
- Traditional cuisine that often seems strange to foreign visitors includes frogs legs, snails and horse meat. It is estimated that yearly, over 500,000,000 snails are consumed.
- The French are the largest cheese consumers in the world. Wine and cheese lovers will certainly enjoy tasting the variety on offer. Did you know there are more than 350 different types of cheeses? Popular ones to sample include Brie, Beaufort, and Camembert.
- The British dish of quiche, actually originated from France.
- Try le foie gras, which is the liver of a fat goose or duck. It is a regional delicacy.
- Paris lists more than 5000 restaurants serving food from all around the world.
- Truffles are a favourite food for the French and are often cited for their aphrodisiac qualities.
- American author Julia Child is widely credited for introducing French cuisine to America
- French liquors to try include Cointreau, Cognac, Armagnac, and Pastis.
Culture and Traditions
- French people call the English “les rosbifs”, which refers to the traditional Sunday lunch of roast beef
- The Capital is Paris and the currency is euros
- The total population is 65 million people of which a majority are Christian
- Claude Monet was a famous painter who is now honoured for his work
- The three musketeers, is one of the most popular books ever sold
- The Tour De France started in 1903
- French people greet each other by kissing on the cheeks
- The Celtic Gauls ruled from approximately 700 to 500 BC
- The Romans ruled from 50 BC to 476AD
- The French revolution happened in 1789
- The same engineer, who designed the statue of liberty, built the Eiffel tower in Paris
- From 1804 to 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte ruled the country
- It was only in 1964, that women were legally allowed to open a bank account without their husband’s permission
- The French have invented many ground-breaking techniques and objects including cinema, photography and the hot air balloon
- Recommended attractions to see in Paris are the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe.
- Everyone heads to the French Alps for good skiing opportunities
- France has 24 rivers that are more than 300 kilometres long
- Be careful if you head to Brittany or Normandy because they have the strongest tides in Europe
- Many French people speak English as a second language, particularly in the tourist destinations
- Estimations are that France has over 40,000 castles, palaces, and stately buildings
- The Louvre is the largest palace in the world, covering 210,000 square meters
- France has 28 sites on the UNESCO world Heritage list
- Tourism figures for 2012 suggest more than 81 million foreigners entered the country
Car Leasing Locations in France
Car leasing in France
We leased a Citroen in France this summer, and took it into several neighbouring countries. We had done a bit of research into leasing, but still had quite a few questions. Udrive offered a good discounted rate, but their service was second to none.
All questions answered quickly and accurately, and they made good suggestions about things we hadn't considered. It was our 'trip of a lifetime,' but now we're trying to work out how to do another lease in a couple of years, driving around UK and Ireland! Will use Udrive again.
Udrive provided a great deal on our most recent car lease through Citroen. We do this every couple of years, but will make Udrive our first stop when planning the next one. Rates and inclusions were better than anyone else offered.
Our car lease in France ran smoothly. Everything was as promised, and straightforward. Well done.