Data & Phone

You are wondering how to organize to use your smartphone while in France...here are some information for you

This is from far the best solution. Contact your phone provided at home and check their International plans including Europe/France. 

  • It usually costs about $10-15 a day and this is worth it for using the GPS on your smartphone (Waze, Google Maps, etc)
  • On average, our travelers use about 50MB/day (for GPS & keep in touch with home). For a 2 week trip, plan on using about 1GB for this type of use.

 

You may buy a prepaid French sim card either at the airport or even from home on Amazon. 

You may check the prepaid sim cards from "Bouygues" or "Orange" phone operators. 

Be careful: 

  • Your phone needs to be unlocked to European sim cards.
  • Make sure that the duration of the prepaid card covers your trip (some are 2 weeks and others 1 month - after first use)

 

Free Wifi is accessible in all accommodations. 

Also, more and more restaurants, museums, public places have free wifi. 

The Wifi quality is better in bigger towns and slower in the countryside. However, this tends to change as all the French territory is getting equipped with fibre-optic network.

GPS & Keep in Touch use

On average, our travelers use about 50MB/day for GPS & keep in touch with home.

For a 2 week trip, plan on using about 1GB for GPS & keeping in touch.

 

Watch Movie or Send lots of Pictures

If you like to watch a movie or serie at night, we warmly recommend connecting to your accommodation wifi to do so.

If you send lots of pictures home or upload them on your drive, we also warmly recommend doing so while connected to a wifi (not using your phone data). 

 

  • 97% of the French territory is covered with 4G (with stronger or lesser strong signal...)
  • 70% of the French territory is covered with 5G (mostly in bigger cities)
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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Tyndall from the US
Truly an amazing experience traveling with France Just for You. Their attention to detail, availability, communication, and knowledge of France is unmatched. Went on the girls trip of a lifetime thanks to them! Made incredible memories and loved the balance of having curated activities planned and suggested activities for the time in between. Truly …
Debbie
Emilie is amazing. Going to Normandy has always been a dream of my husbands and luckily for us we found Emilie to plan our trip. Our hotel in Paris for the start of our trip was located perfectly. Within walking distance of so much for our first two days before we picked up the rental car she had arranged for us. Then onto Normandy and the Loire …
Steve
We normally craft our own trips or join a small group tour. This time, we decided to try Emilie and Guillaume's tailored holiday service to enjoy southern France in a way we wouldn't have otherwise done. It was an excellent experience in every way and we recommend them highly. The BnB's chosen , the sightseeing and dining suggestions made as well …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Shirley & Brad
from Canada
On a honeymoon in Dordogne
Andy
from the US
Enjoying a drink on a brasserie terrace in Paris
Young Nam, Albert & Myoung from the US
In the Dentelles de Montmirail, in Provence
Naomi
From the US
In Villandry gardens in the Loire Valley
Kathy & Mark
from the US
Truffle Hunting in Provence
Elizabeth
From Canada
At her B&B in Normandy
John & Becky
from the US
In the Arcachon Bassin
Patricia, Brandon, Alyssa & Anika
from Canada
in a cellar in the Loire Valley
Kathy & Steve from the US
Having dinner at the B&B in the Loire Valley
George
Enjoying a wine of glass in the B&B garden near Mont Saint Michel
Mona & Vernon
from the US
in Cassis creeks of the Mediterranean Sea
Susan & Gary
From the US
At the summit of the famous Mont Ventoux in Provence (famous as a mythical step of the Tour de France)