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Scooter rental without drivers licence

Hi Tripadvisors,

I will be in Cannes from 12 til 21 July 2013 with my boyfriend. Our plan was to rent a scooter for a day and just cruise along the beaches. I found several companies where we can rent scooters and with smaller scootermodels (50cc) it says you do not need a drivers licence. Does anybody know if this true? Can you rent without a drivers licence in France?

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1. Re: Scooter rental without drivers licence

For 50cc scooters I think it depends on the company you rent from.

If you are over 18 years old , some companies will allow rental without a driving licence

(others do not require a driving licence if you were born prior to 1988, some insist on a *car* driving licence for all rentals)

Hope this helps - double check with the companies you have found to be sure of their individual conditions

Edited: 7:25 am, May 24, 2013
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2. Re: Scooter rental without drivers licence

Thank you for your reply! We are 22 and 24 years old and from The Netherlands.

It just seemed odd because here in the Netherlands no way you could rent a scooter without having a scooter or drivers licence.

I checked some other cities in France aswell and it seems they also do not require a licence for smaller scooters. I will check with the company just to be sure!

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3. Re: Scooter rental without drivers licence

carefully read the small print of any contract and make sure you are personally insured, not just signing insurance provided

by the company as it protects them mainly

and you could end up massively out of pocket

for bump /scrapes

to bodywork etc

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4. Re: Scooter rental without drivers licence

Only people born before 1988 can drive such a 50cc or a mini car without a license.

No license mini cars for rent in several places too." voiture sans permis" in french.

www.aixam.com/en/licence-free-car/legislation

…service-public.fr/F2890.xhtml#N1013D

In your case, it seems you must either hold a -BSR -french road safety certificate or a license from your country.

Most rental companies happen to mention that BSR .

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7. Re: Scooter rental without drivers licence

<<It is mandatory to have a BSR ( Scooter training ) or driver's licence to rent a 50cc or being born before 1988. If you do find a company that will rent you a scooter without, you won't be covered by any assurance.

The alternative is to rent an electric bike, It will allow you to explore enough in and around Cannes for a day or two, will be cheaper than a scooter and do not require a licence what so ever.>>

RivieraS

Thanks for clarifying that and for the electric bike information.

It is rather worrying that there are companies which seem to advertise scooter rental without the need for a licence.

Unfortunately, because the Trip Advisor rules prevent self- promotion and adverising , I expect that your posts will be removed.

Hopefully the relevant information you kindly provided will remain in my post for future reference

Edited: 6:29 am, May 25, 2013
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