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With car hire at Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1, you're on the road to a superior travel experience. Go where you want, when you want, in a great rental car from Nova Car Hire.

About Nova Car Hire

Operating as an online car hire broker since 1997, Nova Car Hire has developed enduring relationships with hundreds of the world's leading car hire providers. We use those relationships and the buying power of 1.5 million customers to negotiate extreme discounts on car hire at 26,000 locations worldwide.

All you have to avail of our great value, availability, and vehicle choice is to enter a few simple travel details, and we will deliver an instant, no-nonsense quote, which you can book online straightaway. If you have any queries, contact us by phone or email and we will be delighted to help.

About Car Hire at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 1

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is one of Europe’s busiest passenger airports and the bigger of Paris' two main airports. It is located 23 kilometres northeast of Paris, so once you have collected your rental car, you are within easy reach of the French capital and beyond. To reach Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport from Paris, drivers should take the A1 via Porte de la Chapelle or the A3 via Porte de Bagnolet to the A1.

Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall of Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. Check your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document for details of your car hire provider's precise location and opening hours. When you arrive at the desk, a staff member will bring you to your rental car.

Car hire at Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 2.

Tips on Renting a Car at Charles De Gaulle Airport

  • Refer to your Nova Car Hire quotation document for details of your car hire provider's opening hours.
  • Have all the necessary documentation to hand before you collect your rental car.
  • Avoid leaving or arriving at the airport during morning or evening rush hours, if possible.
  • Take note of petrol stations located about 25 kilometres from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport for refuelling before you return the vehicle. (Locating petrol stations closer to the airport is difficult).
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Best deals on the market. As a frequent visitor to France, Nova will always be my rental company of choice.

Ben Oakley, Aug-2012

Just hired in France and I must say it was by far the best rental experience ever. Will be back very soon.

Ron Murray, Jul-2012

Fast and efficient service from Nova for our family trip to France..will certainly use you guys again..many thanks

Aidan Campbell, Jul-2012

Surprisingly easy to book with plenty of options. Found a suitable car at a great rate. Great experience and will certainly recommend.

Sam Mathers, Feb-2012

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Paris in the Rain

Hi! My name is Joanna and I'm the Head of Car Hire at Nova. I love travelling, dogs, classical music, reading, and making sure all our customers have the best car rental experience!

Paris in the Rain

A gentle drizzle bathing the streets of France’s iconic capital might sound romantic, but it’s a different matter when you’re drenched to the skin and scurrying for cover on a busy Paris street. Seek shelter at the famous landmarks we suggest and explore Paris without getting wet. (It’s worth your while investing in a Paris Museum Pass, which gives you access to more than 60 museums and monuments.)

The Louvre

With the largest and most comprehensive collection of pre-20th century painting, sculpture, and decorative objects in the world, the Louvre is definitely one of the most popular attractions in Paris. You could spend a lifetime exploring the vast range of exhibits here, so it makes a perfect escape from inclement weather. The Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo are the paintings everyone queues to see, but there are other remarkable works by the likes of Vermeer, Caravaggio, and Rembrandt.

The Musee D’Orsay

Not quite as popular as the Louvre but equally impressive is the nearby Musée d'Orsay. Home to the world's most significant collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, the Musée d'Orsay offers respite from the rain, with three bright, spacious floors of modern delights. Among them, you’ll find sublime sculptures by August Rodin, Van Gogh’s blindingly intense Starry Night, Gaugin’s luscious Tahitian scenes, and Monet's water lilies,

Notre Dame

There can be few people in the world who haven’t heard of Notre-Dame cathedral. Located on the Île de la Cité, a small island in the centre of Paris that marks the starting point for all road measurements in France, this magnificent Gothic building is an excellent place to while away a drizzly afternoon. A world heritage site built in 1163, Notre Dame has some spectacular stained-glass and rose windows, and its gargoyles and bells prompted Victor Hugo to write the famous novel Notre-Dame de Paris. Entry is free, but there is a charge for tower visits.

Sacre Coeur

A beacon on the skyline of the former artist’s enclave Montmartre, the dazzling white dome of the Sacre Cœur basilica is an unmissable landmark, even on a grey day. With its dazzling gold mosaic interiors and dramatic terrace, the renowned basilica is one of Paris’s most popular monuments. Built in the 19th-century, the church is a fine example of Byzantine-Roman architecture that has inspired the design of numerous other religious buildings.

Centre Pompidou

Its construction in 1977 prompted consternation among those who believed its defiantly modern design clashed with the district’s historic buildings, but the Centre Pompidou has since become a much-loved monument. Flourishing as a place where the public seems to own art and culture, this architectural oddity is the beating heart of the city’s creative life. In line with its mission to promote cultural education, the centre stages 30-plus public exhibitions every year and also hosts performances, screenings, conferences, and educational initiatives.

Stade de France

The 80,000-seater Stade de France is France’s biggest stadium and the national team’s home ground. Take the opportunity of a wet day to drive out to the suburb of Saint-Denis and tour the magnificent construction, just 3 kilometres north of the city limits of Paris. You can take guided tours of the stadium, which also stages concerts by major performers, including Lady Gaga and Madonna.