Breakdown Cover for France

Compare breakdown cover for France

If you’re taking your car with you to France, you might be wondering what breakdown cover for France is available. Use our free service to compare breakdown insurance cover from some of the leading providers in the UK to help you find the one which is best for you at the best price.

European Breakdown Cover Deals
ProviderOnline DiscountCover FeaturesSpecial Offers 
n/aEuropean Breakdown Cover
Single trip or Multi trip options; Defaqto 5 Star Rated; 24-hour English-speaking assistance service. Up to £2000 cover per trip for flights and expenses (excluding legal and vehicle recovery expenses).

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n/aStandard European Breakdown Cover
Up to £1,250 cover per trip, up to £400 accomodation expenses and up to £400 to continue journey. RAC will fix you at the roadside or tow you to the nearest garage in Europe. Up to £500 to get vehicle back to UK, garage labour costs of up to £150. 24/7 English speaking helpline

European Breakdown Cover from £6

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n/aEuropean Breakdown Cover from less than £3 a day
Single or Annual Multi-trip policies available, cover for vehicles up to 11 years old (single trip policies only), 24hr Assistance provided by Allianz Global Assistance, emergency roadside assistance, replacement Vehicle or Accommodation if your car can't be fixed
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n/aComprehensive European Breakdown Cover
No overall claims limit for peace of mind. Up to £500 accomodation expenses and up to £1,500 to continue journey. RAC will fix you at the roadside or tow you to the nearest garage in Europe. RAC will get you and vehicle back to UK. Pre-departure UK roadside assitance and recovery up to £300. 24/7 English speaking helpline

Defaqto 5-star European Breakdown Cover from £7

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n/aComprehensive Plus European Breakdown Cover
No overall claims limit for peace of mind. Up to £500 accomodation expenses and up to £1,500 to continue journey. RAC will fix you at the roadside or tow you to the nearest garage in Europe. RAC will get you and vehicle back to UK. Pre-departure UK roadside assitance and recovery up to £300. 24/7 English speaking helpline

Defaqto 5-star European Breakdown Cover from £9

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n/aEuropean Breakdown Cover
Single trip cover up to 31 days and Extended cover up to 90 days; Get peace of mind with annual breakdown cover starting form just £17.90. With an average response time of just 30 minutes, a 24 hour Emergency Helpline and a network of over 4000 recovery agents.
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Breakdown cover for France

Many people enjoy the benefits of taking their car with them on holiday to see more of the country; however your car having a breakdown in France could prove an unwelcome and expensive addition to your vacation. But having a European breakdown policy in place could help you get moving again while reducing the stress and expensive involved. If your car is severely broken some policies will even cover the cost of repatriating it to the UK after repairs have been made. Other benefits of European breakdown cover may include:

 

  • English speaking call-centres who can arrange vehicle repair or recovery for you
  • Covering costs for nearby accommodation
  • Legal cover
  • Provision of alternative transport so you can carry on your journey

 

 

Ways to purchase Breakdown cover for France

There are essentially two types of European breakdown cover available from UK providers, you have the choice of purchasing it as part of a UK breakdown cover policy or purchasing it as a standalone product.

 

  • As part of UK breakdown cover – If you regularly drive about in France or other Continental countries it may be most economically to purchase EU breakdown cover as part of your UK breakdown insurance. Depending on your provider EU cover may either be an optional add on, or it could be the most comprehensive level they offer, meaning that you would get all of their other UK benefits such as National Recovery, Home Assistance etc. Policies may limited how many days of the year in total you are covered for EU driving and some may also put a cap on the number of days cover will last for each trip to Europe within that year.

 

 

  • Standalone product – If you do not usually drive in France, or you will be driving in France for a very extended period of time it may be more economical to purchase breakdown cover as a standalone product. You can usually purchase this kind of cover as single trip, offering as the name suggests breakdown cover for one single trip driving around Europe or Multi-trip allowing you to go back and forth between the UK and the rest of Europe multiple times within a 12 month period. 

 

Finding the right policy:

There are a wide range of providers of EU breakdown insurance, so it is wise to shop around to find the best deal on the level of cover that you want, as what each providers includes in their cover may vary. Some may not for instance offer cover for vehicles over a certain age, campervans over a certain weight limit or offer recovery for caravans so it is worth reading each policy’s coverage thoroughly.