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Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to France?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United Kingdom to France. In France, people are using different plugs and plug sockets that are not compatible with plugs from the United Kingdom!

France und United Kingdom compared
Flag: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: France
France
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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Country information

About France

Flag: About France

France is a country in Europe (Western Europe) with about 66.6 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 644 000 km². The capital of France is Paris (2.1 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French, Breton, Corsican, Catalan, Basque and Occitan.

The neighbors of France are Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland.

TLD: .frCurrency: EURCountry calling code: +33Country Code : FR
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in France?

France uses plugs of type C and E. Plug sockets of type G, which are common in the United Kingdom, are not in use in France.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in France?

The voltage in France is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is equal to the 230 volts in the United Kingdom. This means that you can use all your electrical appliances without any problems.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in France?

The utility frequency in France is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in the United Kingdom. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in France.

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