What do French phone numbers look like?

Phone numbers in France are made of 10 digits

  • the first digit is a zero.
  • the second digit express the type of number being used : 1 is Paris, 2 to 4 are landlines (divided in 4 geographical zones), 6 and 7 are mobile numbers, 8 are “special numbers “ (free or premium-rate number). Since 2006, 9 is used by web providers to offer landlines.
  • the rest depends on companies or numbers

ex. A mobile phone : 06 23 12 45 54 A landline in Bordeaux : 05 56 10 20 30

International prefix is +33 or +590/596/594 for French overseas departments and territories.

source : Préfixes des numéros de téléphone en France métropolitaine

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