France Travel Power Adapter Guide 🇫🇷

Do you need a power adapter when travelling to France from the United States? Yes, for most devices you will need a plug adapter and power converter while in France. France uses the Type E electrical plug and socket.


Type C and Type F power plugs are also generally compatible with French electrical sockets. The standard voltage is 230V and standard frequency is 50 Hz.

⚠️ Safety Tip: Electricity in France is 230V, many devices from the USA will require a power converter!

E Plug

Type E Plug

Type C and F Plugs are also generally compatible in France.

E Socket

Type E Socket

Two 4.8 mm round holes spaced 19 mm apart.

Voltage and Frequency

230V / 50Hz

Power converter is required for some US devices in France.

BESTEK Universal Travel Converter

Recommended Adapter

Step down voltage to work with US devices and includes 4 USB ports.

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