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

Annette & Kids
I was very nervous to visit a country that I have never learned the language spoken so that is the reason I wanted someone to help me plan this trip with my children. Emilie was wonderful. The B&Bs that she booked were some of the very best places I have ever stayed and I have traveled quite a bit. The cell phone that we were given was priceless …
Marlene & Terry
Emilie, You are the best! Everything you selected for us was perfect in every way. All the tickets, tours and reservations were handled well and we thank you for arranging such a beautiful vacation. We are recommending you to everyone we talk to. If you are ever in Toronto, we would be happy to host you and Guillaume!
Harry
We are independent travelers, and usually I do extensive research on Tripadvisor and other websites, and plan our own itinerary. I started doing this for our France section of our trip, and came across Emilie's France Just for You website. End of research ! After an initial inquiry, Emilie totally customised our Normandy and the Loire Valley trip …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Maureen & Victor
from the US
Visiting an Abbey in the Loire Valley
Chee Keong & Zack
From Malaysia
On Pegasus Bridge in Normandy for the D-Day celebrations
Diana & Michael
A glass of wine in the Provence vineyards, what else ?
Jan & Ray
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Alexis, Stefanie and Paul...with Emilie & Family
from the US
At the B&B in the Loire Valley
Amy
from the US
Enjoying a great view in Burgundy
Elizabeth
From Canada
At her B&B in Normandy
Catherine, Chee Keong & Kate
From Malaysia
In Caen, Normandy, during the June commemorations of D-Day
Myrna & Duncan
from Canada
In Eze gardens on the Riviera
Bruce from Australia
Cooking outdoor in Provence, bon appétit !
Georgia & Matt from Australia
Cooking fresh stawberries from Carpentras in Provence
Tonya & Robert
From the US
In Versailles - Hall of Mirrors