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Let's Go Shopping in Paris!

Let's Go Shopping in Paris!

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Paris is one of the world's premier shopping cities. Even people who hate shopping enjoy shopping in Paris. Here, everyone can find something they like, whether it's haute couture, flea markets, perfume, comic books, outdoor markets, or whatever. Read more
Sending Mail

Sending Mail

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Letter boxes can be recognized by their yellow color. They can be found on many streets. Collection times are indicated on each box. You can also find letter boxes in front of each post office. Read more
How to Make a Phone Call

How to Make a Phone Call

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French telephone numbers have ten digits, each one beginning with a two-digit prefix for one of the five telephone areas. Read more
Euros

Euros

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On January 1st, 2002, twelve of the fifteen European Union members completed conversion to the Euro, replacing their own national currencies. These twelve countries comprise the Eurozone, sometimes called Euroland. Read more
Departing Paris

Departing Paris

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When it's time to say au revoir to the City of Lights, you'll need to find your way to one of the two international airports, Roissy Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly (ORY). Read more
Travelers With Special Needs

Travelers With Special Needs

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France extends a sincere welcome for persons who use wheelchairs, have other mobility restrictions, are sight- or hearing-impaired, or otherwise need special assistance. An effort has been made in public places to provide access ramps, handicapped accessible restrooms, reserved parking spaces, and specially-equipped telephone booths. Read more
Emergency Telephone Numbers

Emergency Telephone Numbers

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Emergency Telephone Numbers in Paris!

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Driving In France

Driving In France

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The main car rental companies have offices in all railroad stations, airports, and larger cities. European rental cars will have manual transmissions unless you request an automatic. We recommend reserving a vehicle in advance, before coming to France. Read more
Telephones and Letters

Telephones and Letters

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France has made a substantial investment in bringing modern communications technology to everyday life. The French communications industry is sophisticated and dynamic, an impressive engine of French industry Read more
Health and Safety

Health and Safety

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Take heart in knowing that Paris is quite safe, and that French healthcare providers are well-trained, compassionate, and efficient. This page provides advice on how to stay safe and healthy, and what to do if you become ill or injured. Read more