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France: SIMs for travelers to France

SIM cards can be bought at the airport in France, but they are not cheap. After the first few minutes, you may be paying high rates to call India

Document required for buying SIM
You will need to show a photo ID at point of purchase to activate SIM cards in France, as it is a legal requirement. A passport usually suffices.
 
General availability
SIM cards are available in tobacco shops, Relay shops, SFR stores or Orange store. SIM cards are also available at Charles De Gaulle Airport.
There is a facility of online top-ups your sim card from provider’s website, such as Orange. Alternatively you can buy a voucher in an Orange shop, any tobacco shop or supermarket.
 

Mobile Carriers
There are four physical network operators (MNOs) in France
  1. Orange
  2. SFR
  3. Bouygues Télecom
  4. Free Mobile
MNVOs:
  1. La Poste Mobile
  2. Le French Mobile
  3. Lebara mobile
  4. Lycamobile
  5. Réglo Mobile
  6. Syma Mobile
Best packages for travelers from India:
Network
Vodafone
Sfr
Bouygues Télécom
Name of product
Orange holiday
Welcome La Carte
XL CARD
Price
39.99€
34.99 €
40 €
Incoming
Free
Free
Free
Plan
   Local and International minutes  and texts
       (including India)
        120 Minutes  + 1000 texts
Data
          1 GB data
   Orange Wifi free & unlimited
   Local and International
 minutes
    Text (including India)
60 min + 500 calls texts
Data
2 GB
    Local minutes and Text
Unlimited
      International call (India)
       25 minutes
(or 1€ / min)
Data
2 GB
Validity
14 days
14 days
2 month
Currency
Euro
Euro
Euro
Other notable features/information
     Please top up 39.99€ to the
    SIM card to get above packs.
       Please top up 34.99€ to the SIM card to get above packs.
       Please top up 40 € to the SIM card to get above packs.
Link to product
Sim from India

Of course if you would rather buy the SIM before travel so that you do not have to go hunting, or are traveling to multiple countries on the region, or would like to know your number before you travel, we have a SIM for you!