Services are widely available, many hotels and all post offices
Public access is available at the Internet cafes in France.
There are numerous local ISPs including wanadoo.
Stamps can be purchased at from post offices and tabacs. Post
normally takes a couple of days to reach its destination within
Post office opening hours:
Monday-Friday 0800 hrs -1900 hrs, Saturday 0800 hrs - 1200
There are many daily newspapers, the most prominent being
Le Monde, Libération,
France-Soir and Le Figaro.
The main English language daily is the International
Herald Tribune. Outside the Ile-de-France, however,
these newspapers are not as popular as the provincial newspapers.
International newspapers and magazines are widely available,
particularly in the larger cities.
World Service and Voice
of America radio stations can be received. From time to
time the frequencies change and the most up-to-date can be
- land line
IDD is available.
dialing code is 33
Card-only telephones are common, with pre-paid cards bought
from post offices and tabacs. Coin boxes are being phased
out throughout the country. International calls are cheaper
between Monday-Friday 1900 hrs-0800 hrs and all day from Saturday-Sunday.
Calls can be received from all phone boxes showing the sign
of a blue bell.
international code is 00
Services number 112
The use of mobile telephones is prohibited at petrol stations
GSM 900 and 1800 networks cover most areas.