France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and a leader among European nations. When you’re sending a parcel to France, you need to have confidence in your courier service that it will reach its destination quick and safely. That’s where DHL comes in.

Located in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, we have been providing customers with a trustworthy, fast and secure delivery service since 1969. When you use DHL for parcel delivery to France, you can be sure it will arrive at its destination in 1-2 working days. Be it Paris, Lyon or Nice, packages are delivered door-to-door and signed for on delivery no matter where your parcel is going to in France. Plus, you can send your parcel without having an account and track your parcel for free by text, phone or online.

DHL is renowned for managing UK and international deliveries and boasts a well-resourced worldwide network. DHL France handles millions of parcels a year and has over 12,000 employees across the country. Sending a parcel with us couldn’t be simpler. Want to know how to send a parcel to France? Just walk in to a DHL Service Point in 1,200 locations, click and book using DHLitNow or call! Get a quote and choose the option that suits you best from our three services.

When sending a parcel, it is important to check that your contents are allowed to be sent. Please check our prohibited items list.

National Holidays 2020*
  • 1 January, Wednesday - New Year’s Day
  • 10 April, Friday - Good Friday
  • 12 April, Sunday - Easter
  • 13 April, Monday - Easter Monday
  • 1 May, Friday - Labor Day/ May Day
  • 8 May, Friday - Victory Day
  • 21 May, Thursday - Ascension Day
  • 30 June, Sunday - Whit Sunday
  • 1 June, Monday - Whit Monday
  • 14 July, Tuesday - Bastille Day
  • 15 August, Saturday - Assumption of Mary
  • 1 November, Sunday - All Saints’ Day
  • 11 November, Wednesday - Armistice Day
  • 25 December, Friday- Christmas Day
  • 26 December, Saturday - St. Stephen’s Day
* Public holidays in France may affect our estimated transit times.

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Country facts
  • Paris is the capital of France
  • The name France comes from the Latin word Francia, which means ‘country of the Franks’
  • French is the second most studied language in the world after English
  • French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion are all recognised as a part of France
  • The population of France is over 66 million (July 2014)
  • "La Marseillaise" is the national anthem of France
  • The Louvre is the most visited art museum in the world. The famous Mona Lisa painting is on display in this museum.
  • It’s illegal to name a pig Napoleon in France
  • France produces over 400 types of cheese!
  • The word “salut” means both “hello” and “goodbye”
  • 75 million people worldwide speak French as their mother tongue

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