Plan on hitting the road in France? Jump behind the wheel of a compact car. A cinch to park, more gas to the gallon, and increased agility are only a few reasons they’re the top pick in rental cars here. When you ride down the buzzing streets of Paris or Lyon, a compact car will take the stress out of your trip.It’s always a nice idea to head out of the city, and if you do, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts. With dunes, sandy shores, and gorges to see, France knows how to do an exciting day trip. A larger vehicle like a four-wheel drive or an SUV will give you and the family more room to move for those long, scenic drives.