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I'm flying in from Asia. Looking at maximising budget and places of visit by driving. I do understand that to return the rented car at different country will cost more.

But what if it's possible to drive a "round" trip from Paris to France? My final stays are to be in Paris for graduation.

Any kind-hearted soul to help us out with advice?

Paris (France)   Rome (Italy)   Venice (Italy)   Florence (Italy)   Nice (France)   Switzerland   Monaco   Milan (Italy)   Cannes (France)   Parma (Italy)   Bologna (Italy)

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Larry from Hopewell Junction
You could make this entire trip by train, and save lots of money and worry. Check Eurail.com for information on passes that will allow you to make stops in all the places you wish to visit. I recommend you swing through the Loire Valley on a bicycle tour, or visit the Burgundy region on your way into Switzerland. Skip Cannes and visit Nice instead.

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Darren from Dublin
Hi Marcus, this is usually possible to do but they do also apply a fee - in most cases this is for breakdown cover for the second country, possibly for insurance too.
Europcar: https://faq.europcar.com/during-rental/can-i-drive-into-another-country.html
Sixt provides more information, it looks to me like they charge a maximum of €19.99 for out of country when starting in France but obviously it's best to ask.
Hope that helps, Darren
Below is from: https://www.sixt.com/rental-information/#/
Cross border rentals and territorial restrictions
Territorial restrictions
The vehicle selection can restrict travel to certain countries. For a description of these restrictions on admission, the countries are divided into three zones.
Zone 1: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Vatican
Zone 2: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia
Zone 3: All countries which are not in zone 1 or 2.
Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen cars are only allowed to
enter Zone I and up to and including group L*** to Poland and Czech Republic. All Luxury Cars can only enter Zone I.
Entry into any country in zone 3 is not permitted.
The local transport of the vehicle by ferry is permitted in compliance with the above-mentioned entry restrictions. Damage occurred to third-party vehicle or property during the crossing will be covered by our third party insurance. Damage occurred to the rental vehicle during the crossing will be covered by the third party insurance of the liable third party, if any. Any other extra protection included in the rental agreement are not valid on the ferry.
In case of offence against cross border and territorial restrictions all protections lose their validity.
Charges when traveling abroad
A fee is charged for permission to travel abroad in accordance with the above-mentioned territorial restrictions. This fee is in addition to the one-way fee in case of a one-way rental.
EUR Day EUR Week EUR Month
Country Roaming 4,99 19,99 19,99 

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