In case of emergency

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    © ATOUT FRANCE/Pascal Gréboval

In case of emergency France fr

In case of emergency

SAMU (medical emergencies): 15
Police emergency: 17
Fire service emergency: 18
European emergency line: 112

The police

In case of attack or theft, you can report it to:

  • either the nearest police station or gendarmerie to where the attack was carried out
  • or to the state prosecutor’s department of a higher level court [for cases of a serious nature] of the place where the attack was carried out, or of the place of residence of the person who carried out the attack if they can be identified.

In case of dispute with a hotel, restaurant, retailer… you must contact the Direction Départementale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes [departmental consumer rights organization] of the Department where the incident occurred.

Your country’s embassy and consulate

You can always keep in contact with the authorities of your country through your embassy or consulate in France.

In case of crime committed by yourself

If you commit an offence you are liable to various sentences in the same way as a French citizen, whether a driving offence, travelling without a ticket on public transport, for being under the influence of alcohol on a public highway or for brawling in a café.

Legal Action

If in the case of a problem you wish to take legal action for a given reason, the Ordre des Avocats [lawyers association] provide free and open consultation to all at the court buildings and at certain town halls.

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