The French Number

+33 176 498 498

Get connected to a random French person and talk about anything

The call will be charged as an international call. Please check with your phone operator what your calling rates for France are. You may prefer to call from a special number (see if your country is on the list).

Special Numbers

The following countries can text message and call a French person at the cost of a special call (see terms & conditions).


How It Works

Call from any country and have a talk with a random French person about

  • Recreation and Holidays
  • French Wine
  • Learning French
  • Fashion and Haute Couture
  • Politics
  • Personal Relations
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Snails as food
  • Civil Rights
  • Littérature
  • Cheese and Camembert
  • Tour de France
  • Technology
  • Sailing in Bretagne
  • Chateaux de la Loire
  • Croissants
  • Skiing in the Alps
  • How to be a French Cook
  • Anything

Anyone can call

  1. Dial from any country
  2. Connect with a random French person
  3. Talk about anything

Any French person can answer

  1. Download the mobile app
  2. Answer the calls
  3. Talk about anything

Random voice to voice conversations & random SMS chat


What is The French Number?
We are a media company and a member of Atout France, France tourism development agency. We rely on digital innovation & UXs to promote tourism in France and help you share great experiences with new interesting people. When you call the French Number, the people of France answer on the phone…for you! Curious ? Call now.
How does it work? Who answers when I call?
When someone outside of France calls The French Number, our telephone platform technology randomly connects the call to a registered French person somewhere in France. Anyone who lives in France and has a French mobile number is able to register as a Telephone Ambassador for France. When you call the French Number you are connected to a random French person. This means that the chances that you are connected to the same French person twice are small - so you have a renewed conversational experience with a different French person every time you call.
Do I need to speak French to call the French Number?
No. Our Telephone Ambassadors commit themselves to speak in English (with the French accent of course!) when you call. But you might also want to speak French or try another language. Just ask the Telephone Ambassador what languages he or her speaks.
How much does it cost?
The call will be charged as an international call. Please check with your phone operator what your calling rates for France are. You may prefer to call from a special number (see if your country is on the list).
Do I have to share my identity? Is my phone number shared?
You are completely anonymous and your private number is never shared. All calls are routed through a switchboard.If someone reports us a specific call that violates French law, we may unregister him.
Why is no French person answering when I'm calling?
1. Lots of people are calling and there is no French person available.
2. France is sleeping. We are in the GMT+1 time zone.
3. If the first French person you are connected to is not able to answer, you will automatically be connected to another French person and another until someone answers.
4. It’s 9.00 pm, and all the French are busy having a “rendez-vous galant” all around the country.
How do I say Hello in French?
Simply say “Bonjour” or “Salut”.
Are the calls recorded? Can I relisten to my private conversations?
Calls via The French Number may be recorded so that we may give you the possibility to relisten to your conversations (this functionality is offered to you only if you call the platform via a special number - see if your country is on the list). We do not listen to your calls. For other questions, please email


Total Call Duration

02 Days 13 Hours 43 Minutes 52 Seconds

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Total Incoming Calls

4170 Since July 18, 2016

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Latest Incoming Calls
  1. India
  2. France
  3. United States of America

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Top 6 Calling Countries

Top 6 Calling Countries

Average Call Duration

00 Hours 03 Minutes 39 Seconds

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Number of Calling Countries

76 Since July 18, 2016

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Rendez-vous in France

The French have so many things to share with you. So, just call The French Number. Our telephone ambassadors will inspire and guide you.

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval and port cities, tranquil villages, mountains and Mediterranean beaches.

Paris, its capital, is known worldwide for its couture fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower.

The country is also renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and its wines. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the immense Palace of Versailles are testaments to its long history.

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Vous vivez en France et souhaitez devenir ambassadeur telephonique pour la France?

You live in France and would like to answer calls for France?

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