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Paris Orly international airport is located 13 kilometres south of Paris, only 30 minutes’ drive from central Paris. it is located partially in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi.

The Avis car hire desk is situated in the west terminal.  Start your French adventure with Avis car hire today.

Plan your trip from Paris Orly Airport

From Paris Orly you can head into Paris on the A6B.  The city centre is a 30-40 minutes drive away. There so much to see and enjoy in Paris, from famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, to world renowned art galleries and museums, and of course there is the French cuisine - with so many restaurtants and cafés in the city, you'll be spoilt for choice. 

Catacombes of Paris
Containing the remains of approximately six millions Parisians, the Catacombes are an unusual attraction that offers a moving insight into Parisian history.  You'll find them in the 14th arrondissement.

Disneyland Paris
If you are travelling with children then Disneyland will surely be on your list.  Mickey and friends can be found at Marne-la-Vallée, about 90 minutes drive from Paris Orly.

Le Mans
It's a couple of hours drive via the A11 from Paris Orly to the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, the home of the famous  24 Hour Le Mans race.  A real must see if you're a motor racing fan. Visit the Musée Automobile de la Sarthe to learn more about the history and heroes of the race.


Road trips from Paris Orly

Paris to the Loire Valley
It’s around two hours' drive from Paris Orly to the spectacular Loire Valley, also known as the ‘Garden of France’.  Head south on the A10 and you’ll soon find yourself wandering around the storybook châteaux, historic towns and vineyards, it’s no wonder that the Loire Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Paris to Versailles
From Paris Orly you're less than an hour’s drive from Versailles. Experience the famous Palace of Versailles and its exquisite landscaped gardens built by King Louis XIV. It is one of France's foremost tourist attractions, and features royal and state apartments; the famous Hall of Mirrors and the Museum of the History of France. The classic French landscaped gardens are stunning, and if you're there during the summer look out for the fountain and musical shows at the weekends.

The town of Versailles is also famous for its religious architecture and houses some of the best preserved churches in France including the Saint Louis Cathedral and the Saint-Symphorien church.

Driving rules in France

Which 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

Speed limits

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.