Travelling to France? Buy your French SIM card at the airport!

*Updated on June 25, 2019*

Sometimes it’s hard to be abroad and not being able to send a photo to our family or our friends who stayed at home. In France you can get free wifi in most trainstations and airports. But what if you’re lost in Paris, hiking in Brittany or sunbathing in Saint-Tropez? You need your own French SIM card to feel free! No time to lose waiting for evenings to check your emails or send your photos.

You will find here which SIM card is the most appropriate for you, depending on the usage and bandwith you need, the best French Sim card for data.

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Please note your your handset must be SIM card-unlocked in order to work properly with French SIM cards. If your phone is simlocked, you might need to buy a new one. Good to know: we do sell phones you can use with any of the French SIM cards below.

If you travel to France and do not plan to go somewhere else in Europe, here is the best French SIM card that you can buy:

  • the 20Go Bouygues Telecom Prepaid Plan is available at 39.90 € and gives access to your own French number, 20GB of mobile data valid in mainland France, €25 credit included for calls and texts to international and French overseas department numbers, unlimited calls & texts in France, call & text credit expires 60 days after first use.

Good to know: you can refill your card at any time if you run out of data. If this happens, go to the nearest RELAY store!


If you travel to France and plan to go to another country within Europe, do not bother to buy several SIM cards. Buy one in France and use it everywhere else!

  • Sim Welcome Kit by SFR available at 35€: 10 Go, unlimited calls (from Europe to Europe), unlimited SMS (from Europe to Europe), available during 14 days after activation;
  • the 20 Go SIM Card by Orange (Orange Holiday) is available at 39.99€ : 120 minutes to call and 1000 texts in Europe* to every country in the world, 10 GB mobile data in Europe + unlimited connection to the Orange Wifi France. Valid 2 weeks after activation

Good to know: you can refill your card at any time if you run out of data. If this happens, go to the nearest RELAY store

*Andorra, Azores, aland islands, Germany,Austria, Balearic isalnd, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary islands, Cyprus, Corfu( islands), crete, The Cyclade, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Isle of man, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugual, Czech republic, Rhodes (islands), Romania, United Kingdom, San Marino, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Vatican

Good to know

  • How do I call a French number from France? Dial the 10- digit number directly
  • How can I be reached from a number outside France? When giving out your number, remember to add the country code for France, +33 and remove the initial 0
  • How do I make a call?  Dial + ( or 00) followed by the country code, followed by the number you would like to call. Remember to remove the initial 0 for France

How do I insert my French SIM Card?

Here is how to insert your SIM card by yourself. It’s easy!

Where can I find a holiday French SIM card in France?

Trainstations & Subway
  • Relay – Gare d’Austerlitz
  • Relay – Gare d’Avignon
  • Relay – Gare de Bercy
  • Relay – Gare de Bordeaux
  • Relay – Gare de Caen
  • Relay – Gare de Cannes
  • Relay – Gare de Chambery
  • Relay – Gare de Colmar
  • Relay – Gare de Dijon
  • Relay – Gare de Grenoble
  • Relay – Gare de Juvisy s/Orge
  • Relay – Gare de l’Est
  • Relay – Gare de Lille
  • Relay – Gare de Limoges
  • Relay – Gare de Lyon
  • Relay – Gare de Lyon-Part Dieu
  • Relay – Gare de Lyon-Perrache
  • Relay – Gare de Marseille
  • Relay – Gare de Massy TGV
  • Relay – Gare de Metz
  • Relay – Gare de Montpellier
  • Relay – Gare de Moutiers Salins
  • Relay – Gare de Mulhouse
  • Relay – Gare de Nancy
  • Relay – Gare de Nantes
  • Relay – Gare de Nice
  • Relay – Gare de Nimes
  • Relay – Gare de Perpignan
  • Relay – Gare de Poitiers
  • Relay – Gare de Reims
  • Relay – Gare de Rennes
  • Relay – Gare de Roissy TGV
  • Relay – Gare de Rouen
  • Relay – Gare de St Etienne
  • Relay – Gare de St Malo
  • Relay – Gare de Strasbourg
  • Relay – Gare de Toulon
  • Relay – Gare de Toulouse
  • Relay – Gare de Valence
  • Relay – Gare de Versailles Chantier
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  • Relay – Gare Montparnasse
  • Relay – Gare Saint Lazare
  • Relay – Métro La Motte Picquet
  • Relay – Métro Miromesnil
  • Relay – Métro Opera
  • Relay – Metro Palais Royal
  • Relay – Métro Pyramides
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  • Relay – RER Station Chessy
  • Relay – RER Station Denfert
  • Relay – RER Station Gare de Lyon
  • Relay – RER Station Hausmann
  • Relay – RER Station Invalides
  • Relay – RER Station La Défense
  • Relay – RER Station St Michel
  • Relay – Aéroport Charles De Gaulle – Station RER
  • Relay – Aéroport Charles De Gaulle T1
  • Relay – Aéroport Charles De Gaulle T2
  • Relay – Aéroport Charles De Gaulle T3
  • Relay – Aéroport de Beauvais
  • Relay – Aéroport de Biarritz
  • Relay – Aéroport de Bordeaux
  • Relay – Aéroport de Lille
  • Relay – Aéroport de Lyon – St Exupéry
  • Relay – Aéroport de Marseille
  • Relay – Aéroport de Mulhouse
  • Relay – Aéroport de Nantes
  • Relay – Aéroport de Nice
  • Relay – Aéroport de Strasbourg
  • Relay – Aéroport de Toulon
  • Relay – Aéroport de Toulouse
  • Relay – Aéroport d’Orly Ouest
  • Relay – Aéroport d’Orly Sud

Does Relay sell phones?

In case your phone is blocked from network use, you will need to buy a new phone. We do sell phones in some of our shops (mostly in airports and large trainstations). Here are the 2 phones that are available:

Wiko Sunny 2 (sold in airports)

Smartphone Wiko Lubi 4 (sold in trainstations)

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