France is renumbering its entire telephone system on 1996-10-18.
The present system of 8 figure numbers is being replaced by a new one with
9 figure numbers.
Within France, all calls will be dialled as **0**-*number*.
From other countries, calls will be dialled as **+33**-*number*.

Landline numbers are prefixed with **1**.
Mobile and pager numbers (those that begin with
**4165**,
**4994**,
**4997**,
**51**,
**54**, or
**57**)
are prefixed with **6**.

Landline numbers are changed by prefixing the digit given in the following table.

X0 | X1 | X2 | X3 | X4 | X5 | X6 | X7 | X8 | X9 | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2X | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 |

3X | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | |||

4X | 2 | 2 | 4 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 5 | 2 | 2 | 5 |

5X | 4 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | |

6X | 5 | 5 | 5 | 5 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | ||

7X | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 |

8X | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 |

9X | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 |

Mobile numbers change in a variety of ways.

Numbers in the various DOMs and CTs have their country code added to the 6 figure number and become ordinary 9 figure French numbers. This applies to:

DOM or CT | Code |
---|---|

Guadeloupe DOM | 590 |

Guyane DOM | 594 |

Martinique DOM | 596 |

Réunion DOM | 262 |

St Pierre et Miquelon CT | 508 |

Mayotte CT | 269 |

It is not yet clear whether these are dialled internationally as
**+33**-*number* or
**+**-*number*.

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