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How to Call France from the U.S.

It’s a great time to make a call to France and get in touch with friends and loved ones.

With the Vonage World® plan you can avoid restrictive calling plans and complicated calling cards while getting affordable calling rates. Now when you make a call to France, it’s easier than ever to enjoy low-cost, reliable home phone service with unlimited¹ calling to landlines. With rates like this, calling France is no longer a hassle. Instead you can stay connected to friends and family with ease.

When you add Vonage Extensions™ to Vonage World®, you can extend your home calling plan to any phone, including mobiles, at no extra charge. So you can call France from both your home and mobile phones on the same plan. You’ll also be able to make unlimited¹ calls to landlines in more than 60 countries and mobile phones in more than 10 countries and territories. Now you can call France from the U.S. whenever and however you want.

With Vonage, you can add a local Paris number to your account. That way, your friends and family in Paris can make a local call that rings right to your home phone in the U.S. It’s called a virtual number and is inexpensive and easy to use; you get a phone number from a different domestic or international location that rings to your home phone. By adding a virtual number to your Vonage World® plan, you can save your friends in France from expensive international calling charges when they call you. Of course, with Vonage World® you can make unlimited¹ calls to them.

To call France from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
Next dial 33, the country code for France.
Finally dial the phone number (9 digits).

Have family in France who often call the U.S.?

Here’s an idea: Why not give Vonage World® to your friends or family in France? It’s easy… just sign up for a Vonage World® account for them and ship them the Vonage Box™*. That way they can make unlimited¹ calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S. Imagine your cousin in Paris having the same U.S. area code as you. You and anyone in the U.S. can reach him on a U.S. number, rather than paying international rates to call France. And if you both have Vonage, calls between you are included at no additional charge! Vonage works anywhere there’s a high-speed Internet connection.

Need more help with how to call France?

Here is a list of France major area codes and city dialing codes.

FRANCE AREA CODES
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

Are there any international calling apps?

Check out Vonage Mobile for international calling apps for Android™ & iPhone® devices.

*You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.