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Business hours
Banks normally open from 9am to noon and again from 14.00 t0 17.00.

Emergency Numbers
Police 17; Paramedics(SAMU) 15; Fire 18

Electricity
The systems runs on 220 volts and uses circular two pin plugs.

Lost property
Lost property is stored at the Prefecture de Police. Objests trouvres, 36 rue des Morillons, 75015, Paris (01 55 76 2020).

Medical Information
For an emergency doctor call SOS Medecins (01 4707 7777)
For a dentist call SOS Dentaire (01 4337 5100)
Pharmacie Les Champs is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. 84 avenue des Champs-Elysees (01 4562 0241)
Pharmacie Europeenne de la place de Clichy is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. 6 place de Clichy (01 4874 6518)
American Hospital is located 7.5km from central Paris. 63 bd Victor-Hugo, 93 Neuilly-sur-Seine (01 4641 2525)
British Hospital is located 7.5km from central Paris. 3 rue Barbes, 92 Levallois-Perret (01 4639 2222)

Safety
Pickpockets are active on the rail link from Charles de Gaulle airport to downtown Paris and on the metro. Thefts also happen at department stores, the Eiffel Tower elevators, and around the Sacre Coeur church.

Telephones
There are plenty of public telephones in Paris. Most only accept phone cards which can be purchased from post offices, convenience stores and newsagents. Some public phones accept credit cards. A blue bell sign on a public phone means you can receive calls on this phone as well.
French telephone numbers have 10 digits. Paris and the Paris region all start with 01. To dial an international number dial 00 then the country code, followed by area code and then the phone number. The International Operator is003312. For Local Directory Assistance dial 12.

Tipping
A service charge is normally added to restaurant bills.

Paris tourist information
Office du Tourisme et des Congres de Paris
25 rue des Pyramides (08 9268 3000)
Espace du tourisme d'íle-de France
Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli (08 9268 3000)
 
 
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