This guide gives you all the information you need to call France from the US: area codes, country code, examples, and more. Follow the guide below to learn how to call to France from the US.

Calling France from the US

Things you need to consider before you call France from the USA:

  • The area code of the place you’re calling in France
  • The cost of the call

How to call France from the US

Calling France from the US is easy. Follow the steps below:

  1. Dial the exit code 011. This will let your carrier know you’re going to make an international call.
  2. Dial 33, the country code for France.This will let your carrier know you’re going to call France from the US.
  3. Enter the area code.The area codes in France consist of 1 to 3 digits. If the city code begins with a 0, you may ignore the 0 and dial the remaining numbers. See French area codes below.
  4. Dial the phone number.Following the area code, dial the phone number. France has 9 digit phone numbers.

French Area Codes

Here is a table with a list of major area codes and city dialling codes in France.

Location Area Code
Paris 1
Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Nantes, Orleans, Rouen 2
Boulogne, Calais, Dijon, Lille, Nancy, Strasbourg, Reims, Troyes 3
Cannes, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Monaco, Nice, St. Etienne, Toulon, Valence 4
Bordeaux, Limoges, Lourdes, Toulouse 5
Corsica 495


Calling France from the USA

Here’s an example of a call to Paris from the US with the phone number 011-33-1-66-66-66-66.

1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 33, the country code for France.

3. Dial 1, the area code for Paris.

4. Dial 66-66-66-66, the phone number.

Business Call Etiquette for France

  • Never call unannounced. Always schedule calls ahead of time.
  • To introduce yourself, use salutations first, then your full name (first name and last name).
  • Do not address someone by a first name unless you’re invited to do so by the person. Use the titles “Monsieur” for “Mr.” and “Madame” for Mrs.,” followed by the person’s last name.
  • If the person you’re calling is late to the meeting, do not be offended. Punctuality is treated casually in France, though you should be on time to the call.
  • Embrace a debate—the French value people who show, they have a full analytical grasp on a business proposal they're presenting.
  • Keep small talk professional. Do not discuss your personal life or ask personal questions of those you’re talking to.
  • The French value those who speak French. If you’re not familiar with French, learn some basic French greetings, such as, “Bonjour,” which means “Hello,” or “Parlez-vous Anglais,” which means, “Do you speak English?” This shows respect and can help you build rapport. If you need assistance speaking beyond common French phrases, consider hiring a translator .

Are calls to France expensive?

Calls to France can turn out to be expensive, whether they’re for business or personal reasons. Rates can change depending on if you’re calling a landline or cell phone. If you have to make frequent calls from the US to France, using a service like 8x8 can help you save time and money.

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