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). 

 

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Kelly
My husband and our friends spent two weeks travelling around Northern France, the Loire Valley and Paris. Emilie provided us with a detailed itinerary that exceeded our expectations. The accommodations were excellent and unique providing us with a variety of B & B's. Her recommendations for tours and sights took into consideration our interests and …
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 …
Judy
This was one of the best trips we have taken to Europe. We have often done our own planning. It was so nice to have Laura help. We were very delighted with accommodations and friendliness of all our hosts and tour guides. As Americans that don't speak much French, we would never have been able to arrange a trip like this ourselves - and we've done …

Our Travelers’ Photos

Tonia & Peter
from Canada
at the Louvre Museum in Paris
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From South Africa
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Peter
from Canada
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Roy & Maureen
From Australia
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Yvette & David
from the US
on the French Riviera, near Nice
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from Korea
in Nice
Linda
From Australia
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Gary, Barbara, Lori and Ron
from the US
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Ron
From the US
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Tonia & Peter
from Canada
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Bev & John
from Canada
in Bordeaux
Ginger & Tom
from the US
At their B&B in the Loire Valley

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