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Paris WiFi Hotspots

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Look for the Wi-Fi logo in parks, city halls and other public buildings

 

While in Paris consider using free Wi-Fi (pronounced weefee) if your hotel does not provide the service. Or what if you want to look something up while waiting for a bus while in Paris? Who wants to pay roaming charges?!

The city of Paris provides free Wi-Fi at various locations. You can find the service at some restaurants and cafés and fast food outlets.

Wi-Fi App
To find a Wi-Fi hotspot, download an application for your phone. If you walk around Paris with your laptop open all of the time, you might miss some of the sights!

Search for wif finders in the iTunes store (free). It is listed under the category “Travel”.

English website for Mayor’s office
Convenient Wi-Fi hotspots are located all over Paris. Hopefully, you are near one when you need it.

wifi iconHow to find Wi-Fi
Visit the English version of the Paris Mayor’s website:

  • When you click on the Wi-Fi symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the English page, the Wi-Fi icon link is broken.
  • Instead, look under the words “French” and “Spanish” for the category “Paris map”.
  • Click on the map icon.
  • A map of Paris opens up with icons at the top of the page.
  • Click on the grey Wi-Fi icon to find all of the spots, enlarge the map for easier viewing. (This is also a helpful, quick way to get your bearings for your trip to Paris.)
  • To obtain all of these addresses on paper, pick an area, look at the “Search” box to the right of the map.
  • Do Command A/Ctrl A to highlight the addresses and copy/paste them into a document.
  • The Mairie de Paris (Mayor of Paris) has a Wi-Fi Acrobat Reader document (.pdf format) that you can download. I cannot tell you which is more complete, the map listings or the document.

How to connect
Here are instructions to connect to Wi-Fi and the French instructions on  a reference page from the mayor’s office:

  • In a public area (park, city hall) , look for the white oval sign with four purples dots and the words “zone Wi-Fi”
  • From your device, choose the Wi-Fi network “Orange”
  • On the welcome page, click on “selectionnez voter pass” (choose a password)
  • Fill in the “formulaire” (form) with your name
  • Accept the “conditions general” (general conditions)
  • Click on “connectez-vous” (connect).
  • You have two hours free with each connection
  • Leave the connection window open to see how much time is left.
  • You can renew the connection after two hours

You will find over 400 connection points in Paris and Ile-de-France region (think capital city in a state) and 260 public places (gardens, mayor offices, libraries and city museums). Wi-Fi is accessible between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. or within the opening hours of public buildings.

Another website that will be helpful for Wi-Fi tips is Courtney Traub’s About.com blog .

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This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!

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