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Enterprise Rent-a-Car has just launched an unusual offer for anyone planning a road trip in France this summer, with first day rentals from just £2 for compact cars.

It is a little niche, admittedly, as you have to be travelling one-way from the North of France to Southern France. A full list of pick up and drop off locations is below.

The offer is valid between 16th July and 6th September, so it covers the summer holiday season.

The £2 offer is only for the first day of rental – on the second and third days, Enterprise is giving a suggested price of £32 and £62 respectively, although this is subject to demand and availability. There is a 3-day maximum rental period.

The link to the offer is here.

Get one-way car rentals in France from £2 with Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Where can I pick up a car in Northern France?

There are a wide selection of pick up locations available in Northern France, including:

  • Amiens
  • Athis Mons
  • Belfort
  • Boulogne
  • Brest
  • Caen
  • Calais
  • Cergy
  • Chartres
  • Cherbourg
  • Colmar
  • Compiegne
  • Corbeil Essonnes
  • Dunkerque
  • Fontainebleau
  • Laval
  • La Havre
  • Le Mans
  • Lens
  • Lavellois Perret
  • Lille
  • Lognes
  • Lorient
  • Mantes la Jolie
  • Massy
  • Meaux
  • Metz
  • Mulhouse
  • Nancy
  • Paris (including Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports)
  • Quimper
  • Reims
  • Rennes
  • Rouen
  • Saint Denis
  • Saint-Quentin
  • St Brieuc
  • St Malo
  • Strasbourg
  • Valenciennes
  • Vannes
  • Versailles
  • Viry Chatillon
Enterprise Rent A Car £2 French rentals

Where can the rental be dropped off in Southern France?

There is plenty of choice when dropping off a vehicle too:

  • Agen
  • Aix en Provence
  • Angouleme
  • Aubagne
  • Avignon
  • Bergerac
  • Beziers
  • Biarritz
  • Blois
  • Bordeaux
  • Bourges
  • Brive
  • Cannes
  • Carcassonne
  • Carros
  • Chateauroux
  • Clermont Ferrand
  • Dax
  • Frejus
  • Limoges
  • Marseille
  • Merignac
  • Montauban
  • Montpellier
  • Narbonne
  • Nevers
  • Nice
  • Nimes
  • Orleans
  • Pau
  • Perpignan
  • Poitiers
  • Salon de Provence
  • Tarbes Lourde Airport
  • Toulon
  • Toulouse
  • Tours
  • Vitrolle

How do you book a £2 rental?

Enterprise has set up a special landing page here where you can search and find these one-way rental bargains.

Car rental prices are likely to be sky-high this summer and you could make a saving. The offer would be an excellent option for a two-city visit – you could potentially take the Eurostar to Lille and spend a few days there before driving down to Bordeaux, Cannes or any one of the drop off locations and spending another few days there before flying home.

To book or find out more, please follow this link to the Enterprise Rent-a-Car website.

Comments (16)

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  • Ken says:

    Pretty niche is an understatement.

    Why not just get the train from Lille to Cannes ?

    It would cost close to £200 in tolls & fuel driving

    Faster and similar price on the train (assuming 2 people travelling).

    • Rui N. says:

      Because you might want to see stuff on the way there, e.g.; or your destination is not close to train station and you would have to rent a car nonetheless. Or, etc., etc.

      • Ken says:

        600 miles in a mini (not compact or economy, FIAT 500 is an economy) ?

        Doesn’t matter if it’s 1 day or the max 3 days, doesn’t sound like a huge amount of fun, and doesn’t give a huge amount of time to sight see.

  • Patrick says:

    Small typo, it’s “Le Havre”, not “La Havre” 🙂

  • Nerock says:

    There is also with similar offers in other countries also, unfortunately the selection went really poor since Covid however..

    • Tariq says:

      Tried it once, and they seem like a bunch of dreamers. Made a booking and then no cars available. Never bothered with it again.

  • Londonsteve says:

    Whatever happened to the £1 Hertz and Europcar deals that used to exist pre-pandemic? With petrol prices as high as they are, the appeal of relocating a rental car north to south is not what it might have been a few years ago. Even saving on tolls by using the RNs the fuel will cost a fortune. It’s potentially of interest to petrolheads like me who love a motoring holiday, but the second and third day are not peppercorn rents and you need the time to enjoy the drive, to stop off for relaxed lunches and visit the odd tourist attraction, otherwise you might as well take the TGV for less.

    • Ed E says:

      I went through all the UK links to cheap one way rentals about a week ago to try and take a car from Dorset to LHR which I used to do loads. Nothing available on anything at the moment.

      • Peter says:

        I did the same to check Manchester to lhr last weekend. I had no luck either. All the old pages that I had saved don’t work, so looks like it’s not available in the uk with anyone yet. I’m sure it’ll be back soon.

  • ADS says:

    If you’re planning a driving route the viamichelin website is great for giving you information about tolls (and estimated fuel costs)

    For Calais to Toulouse as an example, it’s saying 61 euro in tolls, and 125 euro in fuel costs (you can enter your car type)

  • Lady London says:

    The balance of this deal is not right.

    They can save the costs of employing someone or a service to move cars. Which is quite a high cost to them normally.

    But in additiom they are trying to save the petrol cost. Which at current oetrol costs isn’t om.

    Then Days 2 and 3 are not at rates that show they appreciate how much money you’re saving them.

    Then, they still want to sell you their excess insurance which is a major profit centre for them.

    Routes are limited and unlike driiveme, you can’t search on destination. Juat on departure point.

    The ‘Mini’ is a headline rate to draw you in. Almost all cars cost considerably more even over just 2 days. Slowly, pricing is begining to moderate a bit in the mainstream if you look around. The price you get is not so very exceptional concerning the limited offer, the still quite high cost for you to pay overall and the fact that you are saving them a lot of money and putting cars into service so they can earn money renting then at the drop location quicker.

    They need to share more of the profits to them with the person that’s moving their car for them for this to be interesting.

    Oh, and the French version of the website has the same numbers in the pricing just in Euros.

    • Londonsteve says:

      +1. 3 days at 2 Euros per day would be interesting. They’re being cheap and hoping someone bites. I guess if you needed a car to relocate yourself and car load of belongings from Lille to Nice and would otherwise pay through the nose for one-way car rental, this is an attractive deal, but it isn’t for a tourist or just someone looking to get from A to B with a suitcase. If you were relocating, you’re more likely to want a van anyway, which is available on Driiveme, at least in France.

      • Ken says:

        It’s for a ‘mini’ class car not compact as it says in the article. How much stuff can you get in a 3 door car ?
        Struggling to see this appealing to anyone

  • tony says:

    It doesn’t really turn the dial but presumably you could end up with any car. After all this is you going the job of a relocation driver but ultimately you could end up with one or two of you in a 7 seat minivan, further skewing the economy of this!

    I know with the old Europcar deal in the uk, we never ended up with a sub compact.

    • Londonsteve says:

      I’m not sure you will end up with any car. The deal is specifically for Mini category cars which, presumably, are the ones renting like hot cakes in the south of France during the summer holiday season. Car rental is so expensive this year that a lot of people wouldn’t be able to afford more than a Mini group car anyway and I suspect a lot of people have abandoned the idea of renting a car at all and will avail themselves of France’s excellent public transport, in conjunction with the odd Uber. There used to be an amazing deal on the Cote d’Azur a few years ago: a flat rate of 1 Euro on the bus to go any distance. It was so popular it was near impossible to squeeze onto the 100 from Nice to Monaco once it had left the terminus, but frankly the train only costs a few Euros more.

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