Useful telephone numbers for France, English speaking, emergency and helpful services.
Vocal Spam: Had enough? Make a complaint. Have you ever received an SMS from someone you don’t know who invites you to call them back urgently at a number that is costly to call (it might start with 08 or it might be a 4 digit number) or to click a link or respond by SMS to a 5 digit number? You might be alerted that you have a package or that you won something, etc. It is likely to be spam and expensive if you respond. UNlike the spam on your email you can actually report a spam sms. First transfer the message to 33700, they will respond and ask you to then sms the phone number that sent you the sms. Voilà, easy as that to report and if there are enough complaint they spammers will have their phone number cut off!
Poison control centre in Paris: 01 40 05 48 48
SOS Médecins – medical services at home: 36 24
SOS Vet: 01 47 46 09 09
Late night chemist/duty pharmacy: 39 15
Emergency dental services: 01 43 37 51 00
Fil santé jeunes: youth health hotline: 32 24
SOS missing children: 116 000
Child abuse: 119
SOS lost or stolen checks – CNACPV: 0 892 683 208
SOS lost or stolen bank cards. Carte Bleue/Visa/Eurocard/MasterCard (joint service): 0 892 705 705
Gas Leaks: 01 43 35 40 87
TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN FRANCE: In mainland France and Corsica, phone numbers are 10-digit numbers. Landlines start with regional codes.
- 01: for Paris and the Ile-de-France region
- 02: for the North-West area
- 03: for the North-East area
- 04: for the South-East area
- 05: for the South-West area
- 06 or 07: is a mobile
- 080 is a commercial number that is free to call
- 9 is a voice-over-internet number and costs the same to call no matter where your or they are located in France, usually for Public service: inter-departmental administrative information.
- Note: be careful with 4 digit numbers. Those beginnng with 30 or 31 are toll-free but many others are surcharged.