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Post Office

Post Offices ("La Poste") can be found thanks to their yellow signs and are mostly open from 8h to 19h from Monday to Friday and from 9h to midday on Saturday.
French postal addresses are written as follows:
Name of the addressee
(Company or Organization)
No. - Road, Av., Square… - Name of the road (Staircase - floor - door)
Post Code - Commune
The first two numbers of the post code show the department number (this same number appears to the right of car registration numbers). The following three figures generally indicate the commune and arrondissement.
In Paris, you will mainly find 750XX, where XX designates the arrondissement (from 1 to 20).
e.g.: an address in the 2nd arrondissement will be written 75002 Paris.
The main post office is located at 52, rue du Louvre. It is open 24h a day for the telephone and poste restante (general delivery).

Poste Restante (general delivery):
For this service letters should be addressed as follows:
The surname should be underlined,
and followed by the address: Poste Restante 52, rue du Louvre 75001 Paris.

Stamps :
Stamps are sold in post offices, at the counter or in vending machines, and in tobacconists ("bureaux de tabac").
"Prêts à poster"
These are envelopes and post cards already stamped at the urgent rate, for anywhere in the world.

Express courier :

Chronopost
34 rue Croix des Petits Champs
Paris 75001
Tel. 0 803 801 801 Indigo number (0.99F inclusive of tax/min.)
Tel. 01 49 27 90 74

D.H.L. world wide express
21 rue Feydeau
Paris 75002
Tel. 0 800 20 25 25 Green Number (free)
01 55 35 30 30 / 01 45 01 91 00
By Minitel: 3616 DHL (1.29F/min.)

Telegram:
Telegrams can be sent at the post office counter, or by telephone: from France for abroad, including the Overseas Departments and Territories, dial the green number: 0800 33 44 11

Fax:
You can send faxes from hotels, post offices, the "publifax" at airports and fax points at motorway service stations.
Main post offices:
Open 24h a day - 7 days a week

Champs Elysées
71 avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 PARIS
Tél. 01 53 89 05 80
M° Franklin D. Roosevelt (lignes 1 et 9)

Louvre
52 rue du Louvre 75001 Paris
Tél. 01 40 28 20 00
M° Louvre-Rivoli (ligne 1)

 

   
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