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PARCEL DELIVERY AND COURIER SERVICE TO FRANCE


It may come as no surprise, but France is one of our most popular destinations for delivering parcels. At DHL Parcel UK, we help hundreds of customers every week deliver their parcels to France in an affordable, quick, and safe way. We offer delivery by road and air, with prices that offer the best value for money with an easy-to-use online booking system, inclusive of free tracking from collection to delivery.

We are proud to offer delivery to all French cities including, but not exclusive to; Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lille, Reims and more.

It’s really simple to send a parcel to France with DHL Parcel UK and you can book your parcel as soon as you’ve registered, which takes only a few minutes.

How much will it cost to deliver a parcel to France?

Delivery to France starts at £30.37* or £28.92* if you drop off at depot. For more information you can see below.

How long does it take to deliver a parcel to France?

With DHL Parcel UK we offer one of the most reliable and efficient parcel delivery services in Europe. Your parcel will be delivered within 2-4 days and you can ship up to 25kg with max dimensions of 120 x 60 x 60cm.

If it is more convenient than dropping your parcel off at a depot, our drivers can come to collect your parcel for free from your home or work on a day of your choosing. Any parcel you send to France with us comes with free online tracking via your unique consignment number and £50 free contents cover as standard.

NB: From 1st January 2022 VAT for business to business shipments will no longer be collected by customs authorities in France but will be reverse charged on the importer's French VAT returns.


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2022 France National Holidays


Date

 

Saturday - 1 January

New Year's Day

Friday - 15 April

Good Friday

Monday - 18 April

Easter Monday

Sunday - 1 May

Labour Day

Saturday - 8 May

V-E Day

Thursday - 26 May

Ascension Day

Sunday – 5 June

Whit Sunday

Monday – 6 June

Whit Monday

Thursday - 14 July

Bastille Day

Monday – 15 August

Assumption Day

Thursday - 1 November

All Saints Day

Friday - 11 November

Armistice Day

Sunday – 25 December

Christmas Day

Monday – 26 December

St Stephen’s Day


*Public holidays in France may affect our estimated transit times.



Send a Cheap Parcel to France


At DHL Parcel UK, we specialise in an affordable and reliable courier service. No matter where you are based in the UK, and no matter where you want to send your parcel to in France, we offer some of the best rates in Europe. You can take a look at our prices for sending a parcel to France below.

Weight of parcel being delivered to France DHL Parcel Connect Prices Road Economy Prices Worldwide Air Prices
1kg Currently Unavailable £28.92* Book £33.02* Book
5kg Currently Unavailable £31.16* Book £46.58* Book
10kg Currently Unavailable £33.96* Book £62.39* Book
25kg Currently Unavailable £49.38* Book £117.32* Book

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO DELIVER MY PARCEL TO FRANCE?


No matter where you choose to have your parcel collected from, whether at home, at work, or whether you have dropped your parcel off at a depot – we aim to get your parcel to its destination in France, within 2-4 days.

Once your parcel has reached France, if the recipient is not in, we will attempt to deliver it three times. Upon successful delivery, we will acquire a signature to confirm delivery.

Whilst we make every effort to deliver a parcel to your destination within the guidelines above, it can sometimes take longer depending on the time of the year and the proximity of national holidays.



Do I need to deal with French customs?


When sending a parcel to France, you do need to deal with French customs. From 1st January 2021, you need to provide a customs invoice with any parcel sent to an EU country. This may sound tricky, but it's actually very simple to do - just complete the 'Customs declaration' section of our booking form and we'll use the information you provide to generate a customs invoice on your behalf (this will print with your label once you've paid for your booking). It’s that easy!

Please note: in some cases taxes and duties may be due on the parcel. These will need to be paid by your recipient before the parcel can be delivered to them.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for France.


What items can't I send to France?


As with all deliveries outside the UK, please ensure that your parcel contents are allowed into the destination country. France has a few items that are restricted for import which include things such as rubber erasers, pyjamas or nightdresses made from artificial fibres, silicone for plastic surgery, toys and games which contain copper sulphate, Viagra and vitamins.

You can visit the French Customs website and the French post office website, although they are both in French, a web browser such as Chrome should be able to translate this for you.

Some examples of items you can’t post include:

RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED GOODS


Food

Illegal and dangerous

Other

Perishables

Drugs

Counterfeit items

Meat and fish

Explosives

Protected animals and plants

*Please be aware that, at DHL Parcel UK, we also have our own prohibited items list, including items that we are not able to deliver, in addition to country-specific restrictions.


How to package parcels to France


Although France isn’t very far from the UK, we still advise you take good care when packaging whatever it is you are looking to send. On its journey to France, your parcel will travel through a number of depots with automated sorting machines so be sure to pack your items well and use cushioning material (such as bubble wrap) inside your parcel to help protect the contents from any accidental damage during transit.

At DHL Parcel UK, we’ll help you transport parcels up to 25kg in weight and up to 80x80x80cm in size, to your destination in France. We always recommend you use a strong and sturdy outer box when sending your package and to make sure that you don’t overfill it, regardless of the dimensions of your parcel. For further advice, take a look at our handy international packaging guide for tips.


The benefits


Collect icon We can collect from home or work address
Globe icon We are a globally trusted courier shipping to over 160 countries worldwide
Tracking icon We send you online tracking and delivery notifications for you and your recipient
Contents cover icon We provide Contents cover (up to £25 for UK / £50 for International shipping)
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Return icon We can offer your customers easy returns with our "reverse order" functionality

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How safe will my parcel be?


From the time the time you decide to send a parcel to France, we do everything to ensure that your parcel is secure. From when we pick up the parcel (should you not be in, you can opt to leave your parcel in a safe place and our driver will collect it from there) to delivery, where it will be signed for by the recipient. We take good care of the items you send with us.

We also offer free online tracking to keep you fully updated on your parcel’s location, and provide £50 extended cover on your item as standard – you can choose to add extra cover for more valuable items if you wish.


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