Cracking the Code: Your Ultimate Guide to Paris Zip Code!

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Paris zip code range from 75001 to 75020 and 75116.

Paris zip codes are made up of :

  • the number 75, corresponding to the department of Paris.
  • and 3 digits corresponding to the arrondissement number.

For example, 75001 is the postal code for the 1st arrondissement of Paris; 75002 is the zip code for the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, and so on…

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ZIP CODE Montmartre: 75 018

What is the zip code (Code Postal) for Paris?

Why does my below table contain 21 lines when Paris has 20 arrondissements?

That’s the first surprise about Zip code in Paris:

Each of the 20 Paris districts has its own zip code, except for the 16th, which has two (75016 and 75116).

So, here is the list of the 21 Paris Zip codes:

ArrondissementZip Code
(Code Postal)
1st75 001
2nd75 002
3rd75 003
4th75 004
5th75 005
6th75 006
7th75 007
8th75 008
9th75 009
10th75 010
11th75 011
12th75 012
13th75 013
14th75 014
15th75 015
16th75 016
16th75 116
17th75 017
18th75 018
19th75 019
20th75 020
Table of Paris Zip Code by Frenchwin

How can I read a zip code?

Let me give you some advice: When you’re looking for a place to stay or eat, use the zip code to gauge the neighborhood.

To read a zip code, you have to decompose it.

For example, the zip code “75007” breaks down as follows:

  • 75” = Paris. It indicates the number of the department in France
  • 007” = 7th arrondissement. That’s the number of the district.

ZIP CODE Eiffel Tower: 75 007

Paris Zip code map

On this map of Paris, discover the arrondissements with their corresponding zip codes in red:

Paris zip code maps
Paris zip code maps
(source : Paris 16, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

What is the zip code for the most popular things to visit in Paris?

If you’re planning a trip to different arrondissements, knowing the zip codes can help you map out your journey more efficiently.

For example, if you’re staying in the 7th arrondissement (zip code 75007), you might want to visit attractions like the Eiffel Tower or Musée d’Orsay without having to travel too far.

Zip CodeFamous Places to Visit
75001Louvre Museum, Palais Royal, Sainte-Chapelle
75002Passage des Panoramas, Place des Victoires, Galerie Vivienne
75003Picasso Museum, Place des Vosges, Carnavalet Museum
75004Notre-Dame Cathedral, Île de la Cité, Hôtel de Ville
75005Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens, Sainte-Geneviève Library
75006Saint-Sulpice Church, Luxembourg Palace, Latin Quarter
75007Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Les Invalides
75008Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde
75009Opéra Garnier, Galeries Lafayette, Musée Grévin
75010Canal Saint-Martin, Place de la République, Gare du Nord
75011Place de la Bastille, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Oberkampf Street
75012Bois de Vincennes, Bercy Village, Opéra Bastille
75013Bibliothèque Nationale, Butte-aux-Cailles, Parc de Choisy
75014Montparnasse Tower, Catacombs of Paris, Parc Montsouris
75015Parc André Citroën, Aquaboulevard, Le Balard (French Pentagon)
75016Trocadéro Gardens, Palais de Tokyo, Musée Marmottan Monet
75017Parc Monceau, Ternes Market, Palais des Congrès
75018Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Moulin Rouge
75019Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, La Villette, Cité de la Musique
75020Belleville, Ménilmontant, Gambetta Square
Table of Paris Zip Code and famous places by FrenchWin

How To Send A Letter To France : Video Tutorial

Here is my video example to send a letter to France (ex :Paris) :

How to send a letter to Paris (video example)

How to send a letter to France (& Paris) ?

In France, “La Poste” (the French Postal service) likes that we respect 6 rules for stuffing envelopes.

Here are the 6 rules and an example to send a letter to Paris :

  1. Information ordered from name to municipality
  2. 6 lines maximum
  3. 38 characters maximum per line, including spaces
  4. No punctuation, italics or underlining
  5. Last 3 lines capitalized
  6. Left-aligned address block

It’s preferable to write your own address on the back of the letter in case of shipping problems.

People also asked about Paris Zip Code:

What is the zip code for Central Paris?

Central Paris doesn’t have a single zip code, but it is generally comprised of the first eight arrondissements, each with its own specific zip code.

These zip codes are: 75001, 75002, 75003, 75004, 75005, 75006, 75007, and 75008.

Practicable Advice: When planning your stay, consider these zip codes to be in the heart of Parisian culture, history, and convenience.

Staying in one of these areas offers easy access to major attractions, reducing the time you’ll spend on public transport.

What are the zip codes of France?

France’s zip code system helps you in navigating the country, whether you’re visiting major cities or exploring rural areas.

The zip codes in France are five-digit numbers, generally starting with the department’s two-digit code followed by three additional digits for the commune or specific location.

For example:

Town – Number of DepartmentArrondissement: 3 Examples
Paris – 7575001, 75008, 75018
Lyon – 6969001, 69005, 69009
Marseille – 1313001, 13008, 13015
Toulouse – 3131000 (No arrondissements in Toulouse)
Nice – 0606000 (No arrondissements in Nice)

Note that not all cities have arrondissements.

Only France’s top 3 cities in terms of population have arrondissements.

From the 4th, Toulouse, you’ll find a single primary zip code for the city (31 000).

What zip code has 5 digits?

In France, zip codes have five digits.

The first two digits indicate the department, while the last three specify the area or commune.

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