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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to France, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to France is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to France, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day
  • 08/05/2024 - Liberation day
  • 21/06/2024 - National music day (fête de la musique)
  • 11/07/2024 - La fete de la magdalene
  • 14/07/2024 - Bastille day
  • 19/07/2024 - Edgar degas' birthday
  • 15/08/2024 - Assumption day
  • 01/11/2024 - All saints` day
  • 11/11/2024 - Armistice day
  • 25/11/2024 - St. catherine's day
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for France Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-4 business days *
£ 63.10
Economy Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Saver 3-5 business days *
£ 48.95

At RapidParcel.com we like to combine the best of all worlds to make sure you get the fairest possible deal when arranging a parcel delivery to Grenoble. We make sure we pay attention to the basics of international shipping, such as the safe handling of your Grenoble delivery and ensuring its prompt arrival, whilst also maintaining our place at the cutting edge of courier technology. Thanks to our intuitive website and methodical design principles it's easier than ever for people who use RapidParcel.com to choose a firm to handle their Grenoble parcel delivery, make that booking and track their package until it's safely delivered.

Grenoble is a French city nestling at the feet of the Alps, a position which has led to it being referred to as 'the capital of the Alps'. Historically, the town has been famous for glove manufacturing since the nineteenth century, but more modern concerns include hi-tech industries such as nano- and bio-technology. International companies such as Hewlett Packard and Caterpillar have set up offices there, and their presence has led to many American and British workers settling in the area, so much so that it has the second largest English speaking community in France after Paris.

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Although our website stands out as one of the finest examples of courier booking simplicity we appreciate that there are many times, particularly for busy business people, when it's simply not possible to get back to your office and log on to your computer. That's why we give you the option of arranging shipping to Grenoble via your mobile phone to access our mobile-optimised website (Mobisite). The same high standards of service apply, but our Mobisite allows you to book shipping to Grenoble when you're on the move. It could be that you're on a train, travelling between meetings, or in the back seat of a taxi, on your way to the office. Wherever you are, our Mobisite will enable you to go through our list of couriers, choose the deal that best suits your shipping to Grenoble and make that booking. No longer will you be sat in a meeting, realising that there's a package delivery that has to be made as soon as possible to get a head start on the competition, but frustrated and unable to do anything about it until the meeting's over. Thanks to our Mobisite the world's best couriers are in the palm of your hand and, at no extra cost, you can arrange a Grenoble package delivery a parcel delivery to Nice or a package delivery to Strasbourg before the competition even has time to log on.

We feel that it's this willingness to embrace the latest technology that makes us the best choice for your Grenoble shipping needs, meaning that we make it as easy to track your booking as it is to arrange it in the first place.

RapidParcel.com is an international delivery solution for all of your personal and corporate package sending needs. We have over two decades of experience, work with the best carriers in the industry and have negotiated massive discounts and special offers for our customers that just cannot be matched elsewhere. We present our carriers and their services and prices side by side so you can always make an informed decision when it comes to selecting the courier for your needs. Think delivery, think RapidParcel.com

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