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I would like to rent a car in Caen, France but my driving license has been valid for less than one year. This is my first license - I have never been suspended from driving. I have checked most rental car companies but all require having a valid driving license for more than one year.

Are there any car rental companies without this restriction?

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    It is my first license. – tommino Jan 14 '17 at 18:31
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    Here is an option : ada.fr/jeunes/index.html (they seem to have an office in Caen) – audionuma Jan 14 '17 at 18:56
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    Thank you for the tip, but unfortunately agency rents the car just for people under 25 years. My age is 30. – tommino Jan 15 '17 at 14:41
  • @tommino I'd try emailing them anyway – JonathanReez Jan 16 '17 at 11:06
  • You should call them or email them to ask. Every company has a different policy. Generally it's difficult to rent a car with less than one year of driving. That being said, they generally trust >25yo people. I don't know if your license has been valid for less than a year or if you've been driving for a longer time. If it's the latter and you can somehow prove it, you might be able to rent a car. – 7hibault Jan 17 '17 at 14:10
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Best option in France is usually to go through collaborative renting platforms. The two mainstream ones are : - Drivy - Oui Car However ... even them ask you a minimum of 2 years permit : https://www.drivy.com/help/articles/ffffc5ffb4bf and https://www.ouicar.fr/info/conditions

So your best solution would be to find someone willing to take the risk through Leboncoin or ask people around.

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