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Services are widely available, many hotels and all post offices have facilities.


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 Europe.

Post office opening hours: Monday-Friday 0800 hrs -1900 hrs, Saturday 0800 hrs - 1200 hrs.


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.


BBC 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 found online.

Telephone - land line

 Full IDD is available.
 Country 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.

 Outgoing international code is 00

 Emergency Services number 112

Telephone - mobile

The use of mobile telephones is prohibited at petrol stations
GSM 900 and 1800 networks cover most areas.
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