French numbering plan (international)

The French numbering plan is an extension of France’s continental phone system to include overseas departments and territories.

Through the French numbering plan, calls can be made between continental France and French overseas departments and territories using the domestic French dialing sequence.

Martinique, French Guiana, GuadeloupeSaint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Reunion, Mayotte, and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon are included in the French numbering plan. Territories in the Pacific (French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna) are not.

How to call between France and overseas departments and territories within the French Numbering Plan

French Department and Territories (except for those in the Pacific) can be dialed using the same call sequence as a domestic French phone call.

0one digit two digitssix digits
French trunk codearea codedesignates the department or territory in the area codelocal phone number

One small difference – St. Pierre and Miquelon

St. Pierre and Miquelon phone numbers can also be dialed within the French numbering plan using ‘0 508’ as the starting prefix to the phone number.

Local phone numbers, however, are listed without the leading ‘508’. St. Pierre and Miquelon only has six digit phone numbers.

How to call to French overseas departments and territories from outside the French Numbering Plan

Calls to overseas departments and territories from outside the French Numbering Plan can be dialed using the regular international call sequence.

exit codecountry coderemaining digits
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromdestination country codelocal phone number

Remove any leading ‘0’ from the local phone number when using the international call sequence.

Most overseas departments and territories have duplicate country codes and starting prefixes

Local phone numbers may appear to have duplicate phone numbers to international callers. For example, Martinique (country code +596) landline phone numbers all start with ‘596’, and Reunion (country code +262) landline phone numbers all start with ‘262’.

Callers to Martinique from the United States need to dial ‘011’ for the US exit code, then ‘596’ for Martinique’s country code, then ‘596’ (again) for the start of local landline phone numbers, then the rest of the local phone number.

The duplicate ‘596’ may feel inaccurate to some callers, however it is the right way of calling.

The situation of duplicate country codes and starting prefixes exists for Martinique, French Guiana, GuadeloupeSaint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, and Reunion.

Call using the local country code or France’s (+33) country code

French overseas departments and territories using the French numbering plan can be called on using their local country code or using France’s country code (+33).

The numbers are interchangeable.

Departments and Territories without duplicate country codes and starting prefixes

Mayotte phone numbers would not appear to have duplicate starting prefixes as Mayotte shares Reunion’s country code.

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon phone numbers do not appear with duplicate starting prefixes as the local phone number is only six digits.

How to call to French Territories in the Pacific

Territories d’outre mer (pacific territories) of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna are called using the regular international dialing sequence of exit codes and country codes.

The exit code for France and all French departments and overseas territories is ’00’.

exit codethree digitslocal number
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code of the territorylocal phone number in the territory

Former countries and territories of the French numbering plan

Andorra and Monaco were formerly part of the French numbering system.

Today, they need to be dialed using the regular international dialing sequence as they have their own country codes.