To call abroad from France:
call France from abroad:
Dial 00 (international access code).
Dial the country code. If you do not know this code, you will
find it in some telephone booths or in the directories (post offices,
bars with telephone service).
Dial the corresponding number. If this is preceded by a 0, in
general you should not dial it.
After the international access code (the key +, or access No., generally
00), dial 33 for France, then the 9 last digits of the corresponding
number (do not dial the initial 0). For example, if the No. of your
hotel is 01-22-22-22-22, your friends or your family abroad should
dial: + or « international access code », 33-1-22-22-22-22.
Depending on your mobile phone system, and on whether the «
ROAMING » service has been activated, you can use your mobile
phone in France.
You will be automatically and randomly connected to one of the French
operators, depending on where you are.
In general, you pay the international part when you are called from
You can dial the French 10-digit numbers directly, but to call another
country you need to dial + or 00 and the country code.
A useful tip: if you travel abroad a lot, it is practical to
keep all the telephone numbers on your telephone directory as if you
were dialling an international number, that is preceded by + (country
code), and eliminating the 0 if the number starts with 0. For example,
+49 XXXXXX for a number in Germany, +34 XXXXX for a number in Spain,
+33-1-XX-XX-XX for a number in Paris. The operator will distinguish
whether or not the call is international and will bill you correctly.
And you won't need to worry about how to dial the Nos. that you have
in the memory.