How to call France from the USA & Canada:
011 - 33 - phone number
*Use also to TEXT French numbers. **01133 and +33 often work interchangeably from cell phones.
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- 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
33 - Country Code for France
- Phone Number (remove initial 0) - 9 digits
- example call from the United States or from Canada to a Paris landline: 011 33 1 ?? ?? ?? ??
Cell phone numbers:
- geographic area codes not needed to reach French cell phones
- dialing format valid for calls and text messages:
6 ?? ?? ?? ?? (or 7 ?? ?? ?? ??)
First digit(s) for landline numbers*:
- Paris: 1
- Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Nantes, Orleans, Rouen: 2
- Boulogne, Calais, Dijon, Lille, Nancy, Strasbourg, Reims, Troyes:
- Cannes, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, St. Etienne, Toulon,
- Bordeaux, Limoges, Lourdes, Toulouse: 5
- Corsica: 495
- Voice over IP non geographic numbers: 9
*From January 1, 2023 French geographic phone numbers become portable. For example, if someone from Paris (geographic zone 1) decides
to move to Marseille (zone 4), they can now keep their Paris number, zone code 1 included.