Car Hire Massy-Palaiseau Train Station Tgv
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Massy-Palaiseau TGV station car hireBased in the suburbs of Paris, the town of Massy is a hub of culture and diversity famed for its local markets.
You’ll find us located in the station itself. So what are you waiting for? Start your journey with Avis car hire today.
Plan your trip from Massy-Palaiseau TGV stationSituated in the Essonne department not far from the main city of Paris itself, Massy offers a slightly different flavour than that of Paris.
On your way to Paris from Massy-Palaisseau, You can easily visit the Catacombs of Paris. This underground network of tunnels was initially mined to provide materials for the building of Paris itself, but as the city grew it soon doubled up as the city’s cemetery. The walls are now lined with millions of skeletons and offers a fascinating insight into France’s past.
A short 20 minute drive in your Avis hire car via the D128 and you’ll find yourself at the beautiful Parc de Sceaux.
The park is home to a decadent country house called the Château de Sceaux, originally built in 1597 but demolished in the French revolution and since rebuilt. Today the château contains the Musée de l’Île-de-France, housing one of the largest collections of works of art from the School of Paris artists, including four paintings by Maurice Boitel.
Road trips from Massy-Palaiseau TGV stationIf you’re starting your journey from Massy-Palaiseu station then you have some amazing options for trips in your Avis hire car.
Massy-Palaiseau to Versailles
Only 30 minutes in your Avis hire car from your start in Massy-Palaiseau is Versailles, a culturally rich and architecturally significant French town. Versailles is famous for its religious architecture and houses some of the best preserved churches in France including the Saint Louis Cathedral (built 1754) and the Saint-Symphorien church (built 1770).
No trip to Versailles would be complete without visiting the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World heritage site and heralded as one of the greatest achievements in 18th century French art.
Massy-Palaseau to Meudon
Another short trip from Massy-Palaiseau is to the charming town of Meudon. Roughly 30 minutes via the N118 lies this quaint, traditional French town. If you can, spend a full day on the champagne tour, including a tour of the wineries and surrounding areas by local experts.
Another attraction worth visiting is the Terrasse de l'Observatoire de Meudon, a stunningly laid out park overlooking Paris.
Driving rules in FranceWhich side of the road?
In France, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free device. Do not use headphones or earpieces
- In towns and rural areas, on minor roads and where there is no clear indication of right of way, it may be prudent to give way to traffic coming from the right (“priorité a droite”)
- Bus lanes are reserved exclusively for buses, taxis and bicycles
- It is recommended that drivers use dipped headlights at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailer:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- 4-lane expressways (rural areas): 110 km/h (68 mph)
- Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Be aware of changes to speed limits displayed on road signs due to adverse weather conditions.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 10 and weighing less than 36kg must be seated in appropriate child restraint
- Children weighing up to 9 kg must travel in a rear-facing car seat, in the back of the car only
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.