Paris, where car rental prices have soared, has become a global phenomenon in recent years.
But for some residents, car rentals are out of reach.
Car rental deals in Paris, as elsewhere, are hard to find.
French car rental companies have not made the same gains as those in other cities, and prices for new cars in the French capital have surged over the last few years, with a total of more than $1.2bn (£1.08bn) set to be booked this year, according to a report by the car rental portal Le Matin.
In some places, the car is cheaper than the hotel.
In Paris, a one-way, non-refundable trip from Paris to London can cost about £1,500 a week.
But in some other places, such as Brussels, car rental rates are cheaper than hotel rates.
A Parisian taxi driver in the south-eastern city of Vincennes told New Scientist that the cheapest option was a rental of a car.
“It’s a luxury car, but not too much luxury.
You don’t want to go through the hassle of getting insurance or anything,” he said.
The French capital has been the epicentre of the surge in car rental deals since they began, with the prices of cars doubling every few years.
The surge began in the late 1990s, when car rental company Vauxhall began offering cheap rental deals on its app.
Then, in 2007, the number of deals doubled every year, with car rentals costing an average of about $800 a week in 2011, according the French national transport authority, known as CTA.
That has seen Paris’ car rental market balloon from roughly 200,000 cars a week to more than 350,000 vehicles a week, according a 2015 report by Citigroup.
The number of car rental properties has grown to more over 600,000 in recent months.
But in some places there are still barriers to renting a car in Paris.
A number of Parisian neighborhoods are popular with people looking for cheap places to stay, and many have been shuttered during the capital’s winter.
The city’s housing market, which was largely shut down during the crisis, has yet to recover.
Many residents are unable to get a job because they are on the state-issued unemployment insurance scheme, or are working part-time.
And many hotels and other property owners are refusing to book car rentals for fear of losing the profits.
Car rentals in Paris tend to be reserved for senior citizens, and the majority of people who are renting a vehicle are couples or couples with children.
The average age of a renter in Paris is around 41.
According to Le Matine, the average price of a one week rental in the city is about $1,900.
For Paris residents looking to rent a car, there are other factors that may make car rental a less affordable option.
The car rental apps used in Paris are often not as good as those found in other countries, according an online survey conducted by Le Matini last year.
Le Matini’s survey showed that French car rental providers are only as good in France as the services they offer.
“Many car rental services are very expensive, even for the average renter, especially in some of the older neighborhoods of Paris,” the survey said.
“Even with good prices, most car rental businesses fail to meet the needs of Parisians who are more expensive for the same car.”
The survey also found that the average car rental fee in Paris was $4,200, which is more than twice the cost of renting an apartment in the US, according data from TripAdvisor.
Le Matin said that in addition to a lack of car rentals, many Parisian homeowners are struggling with the cost and availability of other necessities, including electricity and phone calls.
The study also said that many Paris residents also lack a car to use on their own.
A car rental website that was launched in 2015 in Paris’ north-west, Car-Rental, did not respond to a request for comment.
The company did offer some advice for car rental owners, including to keep a car as “a backup” if the price of the car falls.
It also suggested renting a smaller car if you are moving around, and renting a small SUV if you live in the centre.
But some Parisians said that they were not getting the advice they were looking for, and that they had to rely on the app to find a car for their journey.
“The best advice is to keep your options open, especially if you have children,” said one Parisian.
Car rentals, particularly in the north-western suburbs of Paris, are expensive and not available for everyone.
For a taxi driver who works in the suburbs, the cost is too high.
“I think we should rent a vehicle.
That way, we can be a bit safer,” he