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Sim card for Via Podiensis

zellturtle

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Via Podiensis - May 2024
Hello - I am planning to walk about the first half of the Via Podiensis next month, May 2024. I will start from Le Puy and walk for 16 days. I am flying into Paris and would like to purchase a sim card for my phone. Are there any recommendations for certain carriers who would have better reception in that part of France? Unfortunately my phone is not eSIM compatible so I will need to purchase one on arrival. I would love to do this at the airport when I first arrive if possible. I speak intermediate level French if that makes a difference

Thank you!!
 
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Hi @zellturtle Bonjour.

I've been living in France for the past year - in a rural area. I am with Orange, my husband is with Free mobile. Both have good coverage in France.

There are a number of RELAY stores at CDG airport in Terminals 1 and 2 where you can buy a SIM card.

This website may also be of interest - Orange boutique at CDG:


Bon chemin. It's a beautiful path.
 
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Don't get Vodaphone, my package didn't work at all after I left Portugal. The saleswoman assured me that It would work in Spain. It didn't.
 
The 2024 Camino guides will be coming out little by little. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
(the OP asks specifically about France)
Last year walking from Le Puy I was on Bouygues telecom. (via eSim) it was fine for coverage and data speeds. I think Orange might have better support for English speakers, maybe. They *market* better to English speakers. :) I had to get help from a French guy to help with activating a reload.
 
Orange is probably preferable, they have a shop in Le Puy.
 

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