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List of French postal codes
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List of French postal codes

Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting.

Table of contents
1 Format
2 CEDEX
3 Monaco
4 Départements of metropolitan France
5 Overseas Departments and Territories
6 See also
7 External links

Format

The postal code (in French, code postal) consists of five digits, the first two digits identifying the département, or outside Europe, in the French Overseas Departments and Territories. The digits 00 are used for Military addresses.

In Paris, the last two digits of the postal code indicate the arrondissement. Prior to 1972, an address in the eighth arrondissement in Paris , would be written as:

8, Rue Chambiges 
Paris 8e

This number was incorporated into the postal code as:
8, Rue Chambiges 
75008 Paris

An exception to this rule is the sixteenth arrondissement, which has two postal codes, 75016 (south) and 75116 (north).

Outside of Paris, the cities of Lyon and Marseille are also divided into arrondissements, which are part of the postal code:

11 rue Duhamel 
69002 Lyon 

2 avenue du Maréchal Foch 13004 Marseille

Other towns have postal codes ending with 00, for example Ajaccio in Corsica:

15 avenue Général Leclerc 
20000 Ajaccio

CEDEX

There is also a system known as Cedex Courrier d'Entreprise à Distribution EXceptionnelle, designed for recipients of large volumes of mail. A postal code is allocated to each large organisations or to post office box holders, ending in three unique digits, for example:

2 place Jussieu 
75251 Paris Cedex 05

The '05' is for the 5th arrondissement. Ordinary deliveries would be addressed to:

2 place Jussieu 
75005 Paris  

It is also acceptable to include a boîte postale (post office box) number as well as the street address in CEDEX addresses.

Monaco

The French postal code system is also used in 
Monaco, where the postal code is prefixed with 'MC', not with 'F' for France:

12 avenue de la Costa  
MC 98000 Monaco
MONACO

23, Avenue Prince Héréditaire Albert MC 98025 Monaco Cedex MONACO

Départements of metropolitan France

01000-09999

01 Ain
02 Aisne
03 Allier
04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
05 Hautes-Alpes
06 Alpes-Maritimes
07 Ardèche
08  Ardennes
09 Ariège

10000-19999

10 Aube
11 Aude
12 Aveyron
13 Bouches-du-Rhône
14 Calvados
15 Cantal
16 Charente
17 Charente-Maritime
18 Cher
19 Corrèze

20000-29999

20 Corse-du-Sud, Haute-Corse
21 Côte-d'Or
22 Côtes-d'Armor
23 Creuse
24 Dordogne
25 Doubs
26 Drôme
27 Eure
28 Eure-et-Loir
29 Finistère

30000-39999

30 Gard
31 Haute-Garonne
32 Gers
34 Hérault
33 Gironde
35 Ille-et-Vilaine
36 Indre
37 Indre-et-Loire
38 Isère
39 Jura

40000-49999

40 Landes
41 Loir-et-Cher
42 Loire
43 Haute-Loire
44 Loire-Atlantique
45 Loiret
46 Lot
47 Lot-et-Garonne
48 Lozère   
49 Maine-et-Loire

50000-59999

50 Manche
51 Marne
52 Haute-Marne
53 Mayenne
54 Meurthe-et-Moselle
55 Meuse
57 Moselle
56 Morbihan
58 Nièvre
59 Nord

60000-69999

60 Oise
61 Orne
62 Pas-de-Calais
65 Hautes-Pyrénées
63 Puy-de-Dôme
64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques
66 Pyrénées-Orientales
67 Bas-Rhin
68 Haut-Rhin
69 Rhône

70000-79999

70 Haute-Saône
71 Saône-et-Loire
72 Sarthe
73 Savoie
75 Paris
74 Haute-Savoie
76 Seine-Maritime
77 Seine-et-Marne
78 Yvelines
79 Deux-Sèvres

80000-89999

80 Somme
81 Tarn
82 Tarn-et-Garonne
83 Var
84 Vaucluse
85 Vendée
86 Vienne
87 Haute-Vienne
88 Vosges
89 Yonne

90000-95999

90 Territoire-de-Belfort 
91 Essonne
92 Hauts-de-Seine
93 Seine-Saint-Denis
94 Val-de-Marne
95 Val-d'Oise

Overseas Departments and Territories

Départements d'outre mer (DOM) (Overseas departments)

971 Guadeloupe
972 Martinique
973 French Guiana
974 Réunion

Collectivités territoriales (TOM) (Territorial Collectivities):

975 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon    
976 Mayotte  

Pays et Territoires d'outre mer (PTOM) (Overseas Countries and Territories)

986 Wallis and Futuna  
987 French Polynesia 
988 New Caledonia 

See also

Lists of postal codes

External links