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Dialing Numbers in France

French numbers have 10 digits starting with 0, and are typically listed as a sequence of five pairs:

0X XX XX XX XX

In France you will find that most people say their phone numbers as a series of five double-digit numbers (e.g. 09 42 53 84 06 = "zero neuf, quarante deux, cinquante-trois, quatre vingt-quatre, zero six"). There are no long-distance charges for calling fixed line and mobile phone numbers within France from a French phone number (with the exception of some customer service numbers, which may charge a rate per minute).

Numbers that start with 06 or 07 indicate cellphones, and numbers starting with 01 through 05 indicate different regions in France.

Customer service numbers often start with 08, or they may be just four digits (e.x. 12 34)

Numbers starting with 09 indicate VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) numbers, and are not geographically assigned. They are also treated as local phone calls by French telephone operators.

The area code for Corsica is 495.

French phone number map
Summary of Phone Numbers in France
01 Ile-de-France
02 Northwest France (Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Nantes, Orleans, Rouen)
03 Northeast of France (Boulogne, Calais, Dijon, Lille, Nancy, Strasbourg, Reims, Troyes)
04 Southeast France (Cannes, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, St. Etienne, Toulon, Valence)
05 Southwest of France (Bordeaux, Limoges, Lourdes, Toulouse)
06 / 07 Mobile phone
08 Customer service numbers (some may be paying numbers)
09 VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) numbers (same as a local call)

How to Dial a French Telephone Number From Abroad

French Access Codes
Country Calling Code International Call Prefix Trunk Prefix
33 00 0

To call France, simply:

  1. Dial the international access code for your country: for North America, this is 011; for the UK and other European countries, dial 00
  2. Dial country code: 33
  3. Dial the phone number, excluding the 0 at the beginning of the number (9 digits)

When calling a French number from a mobile phone, you can drop the international access code and enter + instead (press and hold the 0 button)

How to Dial French Telephone Numbers from Around the World: Some Examples

How to call the number French number 01 23 45 67 89
How to call France from the USA and Canada From a landline: 011 331 23 45 67 89
From a cell phone +331 23 45 67 89
How to call France from the UK From a landline: 00 331 23 45 67 89
From a cell phone +331 23 45 67 89
How to call France from Australia From a landline: 0011 331 23 45 67 89
From a cell phone +331 23 45 67 89
How to call France from the Philippines From a landline: 00 331 23 45 67 89
From a cell phone +331 23 45 67 89
How to call France from the UAE From a landline: 00 331 23 45 67 89
From a cell phone +331 23 45 67 89

How to Dial Abroad from France

The principle for dialing abroad from France is the same as calling a French number from a foreign country:

  1. Dial the international access code 00, or dial + if calling from a mobile phone
  2. Dial country code
  3. Dial the phone number, excluding the 0 at the beginning of the number if a European number, and including the area code where applicable

European Country Codes

Country Codes for European Union and Surrounding Countries
Country Country Code Country Country Code
Austria 43 Italy 39
Belgium 32 Latvia 371
Bosnia-Herzegovina 387 Montenegro 382
Croatia 385 Morocco 212
Czech Republic 420 Netherlands 31
Denmark 45 Norway 47
Estonia 372 Poland 48
Finland 358 Portugal 351
France 33 Russia 7
Germany 49 Slovakia 421
Gibraltar 350 Slovenia 386
Great Britain &
Northern Ireland
44 Spain 34
Greece 30 Sweden 46
Hungary 36 Switzerland 41
Ireland 353 Turkey 90

How to call USA/Canada from France

To call a North American number from France, dial 00 + 1 + area code + telephone number.

For example, to reach the number (555) 123-4567 from France, dial 00-1-555-123-4567 (or +1-555-123-4567 from a cell phone).

How to call Australia from France

To call Australia from France, dial 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

For example, to reach the number (01) 1234 5678 from France, dial 00-61-01-123-4567 (+61-01-123-4567 from a mobile phone).

How to call the Philippines from France

To call a telephone number in the Philippines from France, dial 00 + 63 + telephone number.

For example, to reach the number (02) 1234567, dial 00-63-02-1234567 (+63-02-1234567 from a cell phone).

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