Baby travel filter: Going to France this summer with a nearly 2-year-old. Is anyone familiar with French baby equipment rental places along the lines of
With luggage fees what they are, and with air travel as un-hassle-free as it is (for adults, much less for kids), we'd rather avoid bringing our larger baby equipment with us to France this summer. In particular, we're looking to rent a car seat, though we may end up wanting a baby carrier and crib as well. Yes, I wish we didn't have to get a car seat, but some of the places we're going are in the countryside, off the main train routes. We've had bad experiences with car rental company car seats, so we'd like to deal with someone who knows kids as opposed to cars.
I'm most interested in first-hand recommendations. Internet reservations are a plus, as are equipment pickups/dropoffs at the airport (CDG). Are there advantages to companies based only in France as opposed to UK or US companies with branches there? I'm fairly conversant in French, so language a huge issue. My recollection of baby-related slang and idiom, though, means that my Google skillz are not as mad in French as they are in English.
Any word on Baby'tems
Our trip will be this summer and will start in Paris, go south as far as the Auvergne, and then back. It will be about 10 days.