Travel Advice

Like any major city around the world, Singaporeans visiting Paris and other regions in France should be vigilant of their personal belongings and important documents (such as their passports). You are also advised to buy travel insurance before leaving Singapore as medical services can be expensive in Europe.

Singapore tourists arriving in Paris and travelling from Charles de Gaulle airport to city centre are advised to take precautions to avoid loss of property. Singapore tourists should put all the luggage in the boot of the car they travel in from the airport. Smaller items such as handbags and briefcases should be placed on the floor of the car by their feet instead of on their laps. This advice is being made as there have been a number of incidents involving Asian tourists who have had their personal belongings snatched from their car while travelling into the centre of Paris.


Emergency services in France

Police Secours (Police)   


Pompiers (Fire Department) 


S.A.M.U (Paramedics) 

15 or (in Paris)

Explanatory Note :

The following information will be helpful in an emergency situation where medical assistance is required :



POMPIERS (Fire Department): dial 18. The pompiers may send their own ambulances with specially trained firemen who are able to provide first aid, or they could alert S.A.M.U. or SOS Medecins.


S.A.M.U. is the French national emergency organization whose 24-hour service provides assistance for all medical emergencies. Its ambulances are manned by teams of trained personnel, and are equipped for any cardiac or respiratory resuscitation. They can be reached by dialing 15 or; 01 45 67 50 50 (in Paris).


Be brief and concise when speaking with the S.A.M.U. and give the precise address or location (if at home or in another building, please indicate the floor and the door code if any), your phone number, the caller and victim's names, the age of the victim and a description of his medical condition.


You may be transfered directly to an English-speaking specialist in the emergency services who will identify the type of emergency based on information you give (he/she may decide to refer your call to another service, i.e. SOS Médecins, in the case of a less critical emergency).


SOS Médecins is a private company for less critical medical emergencies and house calls. They can be reached at 01 47 07 77 77.

Other useful services in France:


American Hospital of Paris
63, blvd. Victor Hugo, 92202 Neuilly-sur Seine


01 46 41 25 25



Hopital Hotel Dieu

1 place Parvis Notre Dame, Paris 75004




Anti-Poison Center



24-hour Pharmacies
784, av. des Champs Elysées, Paris 75008

6, place Félix Eboué, Paris 75012

6, place de Clichy, Paris 75009



SOS Dentists: (private company for dental emergencies)



SOS Help (English-speaking hotline open daily from 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m)


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