Health and Safety in Paris


Banks in Paris are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. A few are open on Saturday.You can ask your hotel for the location of the bank nearest you. For good rates and quick service, you can try the Comptoir de Change Opera, 9 rue Scribe, 9e (01-47-42-20-96 ; Metro: Opera). It is open on weekdays from 9am to 6pm, on Saturday from 9:30am to 4pm. Exchange Corporation France, 63 av. des Champs-Elysees, 8e (01-53-76-40-66; Metro: Franklin-D-Roosevelt), and 140 av. des Champs-Elysees, 8e (01-40-75-00-49).


You can call your consulate and ask for reccomendation or for dental emergencies, you can call SOS Dentaire (01-43-37-51-00)


You can call your consulate and ask for reccomendation or call SOS Medecins (01-47-07-77-77). Doctors usually arrive within 1 hour of your call and most of them speak a little English.


After regular hours, you can ask your hotel where the nearest 24-hour pharmacie stands. You’ll find the address posted on the doors or windows of other drugstores in the vicinity.


Australia, 4 rue Jean-Rey, 15e (01-40-59-33-00;Metro: Bir-Hakeim)

Canada, 35 av. Montaigne, 8e (01-44-43-29-00; Metro: Franklin-D-Roosevelt or Alma Marceau)

New Zealand, 7 rue Leonard-de-Vinci, 16e (01-45-01-43-43; Metro: Victor-Hugo)

Great Britain, 16 rue d’Anjou, 8e (01-44-51-31-02; Metro: Madeleine)

United States, 2 rue St-Florentin, 1er (01-43-12-22-22; Metro: Concorde).


Call 17 for the police.
To report a fire, dial 18.
For an ambulance, call 15
For help in English, call SOS Help (01-47-23-80-80) between 3 and 11pm.
The main police station, 1 rue de Lutèce, 4e (01-53-71-53-71; Metro: Cite), is open 24 hours a day.


Hospital of Paris, 63 bd. Victor-Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine (01-46-41-25-25) (Metro: Les Sablons or Levallois-Perret) the British Hospital of Paris, 3 rue Barbes Levallois-Perret (01-46-39-22-22) (Metro: Anatole-France).

Central Medical Europe, 44 rue d’Amsterdam, 9e (01-42-81-93-33; Metro: Liege or St-Lazare) PolIce : Dial 17 in emergencies; otherwise, call 01-53-71-53-71.

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