Car rental: Brest among the 10 cheapest cities in France

Despite a sharp rise since 2019, Brest remains among the 10 cheapest cities to rent a car. Photo illustration © AdobeStock.

O to rent a car a the best price that summer en France ? Brest is in sixth place among the least expensive cities in the ranking compiled by the car rental comparator Carigami who analyzed, between the 1eh and May 31, 2022, one-week rental rates.

The online car rental agency states: “After registering rising prices from 35% last year, this summer we expect a further 41.3% increase in rental prices compared to 2019 “.

And specify:

The cost of rent is rising all over France.

The average cost of a one-week rental car now stands at 369 euros, 4.8% more than in 2021 and 41.3% more than in 2019.

This increase is mainly due to the low production of new vehicles due to the shortage of microprocessors. It is then difficult for car rental companies to renew their fleet while meeting strong consumer demand.

The ten cheapest cities

Brest ranks sixth in the Top 10 of cities less expensive (just behind Rennes, 5ibut ahead of Nantes, 10i) with a price that amounts to 342 euros for renting a car for a week. A price in very strong increase as it records an increase of 37.60% compared to 2021 and 61.90% compared to 2019.

Brest, however, remains one of the most affordable cities this summer, despite this increase.

Rennes (+ 0.60%) and Aix-en-Provence (+ 0.90%) are the destinations where prices are more stable compared to 2021.

  1. Lille: 292 euros (car rental week in 2022), + 12.70% compared to 2021, + 22.60% compared to 2019.
  2. Clermont-Ferrand: 293 euros, + 18.10% (2021), + 27.80% (2019).
  3. Mulhouse: 295 euros, + 5.50%, + 48.10%.
  4. Valencia: 312 euros, + 3.20%, + 36.80%.
  5. Rennes: 326 euros, + 0.60%, + 16%.
  6. Brest: 328 euros, + 37.60%, + 61.90%.
  7. Lyon: 342 euros, + 1.30%, + 31.30%.
  8. Aix-en-Provence: 342 euros, + 0.90%, + 24.40%.
  9. Marseille: 349 euros, + 5.80%, + 13.80%.
  10. Nantes: 354 euros, + 16.90%, + 16.90%.

The 10 most expensive cities

He more expensive cities to rent a car in the summer they remain virtually the same every year, as these are the main tourist destinations. Biarritz remains at the top of the ranking, as in 2021. Nice and Ajaccio complete the podium.

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Toulouse is the city that has experienced the largest increase (+ 43.70%) this year. For the first time, it is included in the ranking of the 10 most expensive cities.

In Corsica, a very popular destination in the summer, prices continue to rise after a record year in 2021: + 16% in Figari compared to 2021 (ie an increase of 116.70% compared to 2019); + 17.90% in Bastia compared to 2021 (ie an increase of 99.10% compared to 2019).

Rental price of a car for one week in 2022, with the variation compared to 2021 and then to 2019:

  1. Biarritz: 505 euros, + 8.80%, + 96.40%.
  2. Nice: 496 euros, + 19.30%, + 107.70%.
  3. Ajaccio: 445 euros, + 25.60%, + 92.40%.
  4. Nimes: 440 euros, + 18.20%, + 60.40%.
  5. Bordeaux: 430 euros, + 7.70%, + 32.70%.
  6. Figari: 429 euros, + 16% + 116.70%.
  7. Paris: 419 euros, + 20.60%, + 42.90%.
  8. Toulouse: 410 euros, + 43.70%, + 47.30%.
  9. Bastia: 408 euros, + 17.90%, + 99.10%.
  10. Avignon: 392 euros, + 16.70%, + 20.60%.

To these prices, holidaymakers will obviously have to add the price of fuel, which this year is likely to have a big impact on the overall summer vacation budget.

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