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Send a Parcel to France

Post to France from £7.19

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Need to ship to France from the UK?

With Parcel2Go, posting to France has never been easier! Not only do we offer the cheapest postage to France on a variety of express and economy delivery services, but we work with the most trusted courier partners such as Royal Mail, DPD and Parcelforce.

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Ship to France with Parcel2Go

Our Services and Postage to France

Postage to France starts as little as £7.19 and all of our international shipping services are fully trackable, free of charge. So whether you’re shipping to Paris or Cannes, you can be sure that your parcel will arrive at its destination without blowing your budget.

Before You Ship to France

Before you post to France from the UK, you should check the French customs website to make sure you’re not sending any prohibited items that could delay your parcel’s arrival. It’s also a good idea to avoid the country’s national holidays and non-working days (Saturday and Sunday) so your delivery to France has the best chance of arriving on time.

Take a look at shipping prices to France below or get a quick quote now to send a parcel to France with Parcel2Go today.

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Our International Services to France

DPD Drop Off Europe
DPD Drop Off EuropeEst Delivery: Tue, 23 Apr

Evri Europe Standard Parcelshop
Evri Europe Standard ParcelshopEst Delivery: Mon, 29 Apr

Evri Europe Priority Parcelshop
Evri Europe Priority ParcelshopEst Delivery: Mon, 29 Apr

French Customs and Posting to France After Brexit

Anything you ship to France will now be subject to EU VAT unless it is a gift up to the value of €45 (around £38*). It’s important to know that the ‘value’ of the parcel includes the cost of shipping, for example if you send a book that costs £10 and shipping costs you £8.50, the total value is £18.50. In this case you wouldn’t have to pay any EU VAT.

If your shipment to France costs more than £39 or you’re sending directly from a marketplace such as Etsy or Ebay, your parcel will be subject to a VAT rate of 20%.

If you’re not sure about any information here or in our international shipping hub, don’t hesitate to get in touch - we are more than happy to help you. And if you’d like to ship to France as a part of a business, find information for businesses shipping into the EU.

*GBP rate may fluctuate as conversion rates change

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Our Top Tip

Since the UK left the EU on July 1st 2021, posting to France has changed. But at Parcel2Go, we want to simplify the process for you, which is why we created our International Shipping Hub to include everything you need to know about shipping to the EU.


France Address Format

Wondering how to address a parcel to France? When addressing post to France, it’s good to know that the address format isn’t too different to UK addresses. You do need to add the locality after the postcode, like the example here.

You can find more territories and locality abbreviations here.

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France Prohibited Items

France’s restricted items are very standard compared to other European countries, but they do have some additional restrictions on imported goods. Make sure you check your package against our prohibited items list before you post to France.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to send a parcel to France?

The cheapest shipping to France is just £7.19 with Parcel2Go. We work hard to find the best prices for our senders, so you won’t find a cheaper price anywhere else. You can also add parcel protection for just pennies more, and free parcel tracking is always included!

What is the best way to send a package to France?

Easily compare the best courier services with Parcel2Go. Have a tight budget? Send from just just £7.19 with free tracking included. Need fast delivery to France? UPS can have your parcel delivered in just 2-4 days. No time to drop your parcel off? Our Evri International Collection service means you can have your parcel collected from the comfort of your own home.

No matter what kind of service you need, we have loads of delivery options for shipping to France so you’re spoilt for choice!

What can I not send to France?

Items you can’t send to France include:

  • Pyjamas that are made of synthetic materials and are not fire-retardant

  • Toys and games containing copper sulphate, such as chemistry sets

  • Erasers shaped like food products 

  • Precious coins and metals

  • Vitamins or medication

For more information, see our full list of prohibited items and don’t forget to filter by ‘France’ and the courier service you’d like to use to ship your parcel. If you’re still not sure, you can contact HR Revenue and Customs or our customer service team are happy to help.