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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 (fte 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

In the quarter of a century that we’ve spent delivering goods all over the world we’ve built a reputation that’s second to none for expertise, security and meeting the exacting demands of our many customers. Sometimes these demands will be for help with packaging, extra protection for goods or, in the case of corporate customers, one-to-one dedicated support. Often, however, what our customers require most from their Nice shipping is the promise that it will be there as quickly as possible.

The city of Nice, thanks to its position on the Mediterranean coast, is the second most visited city in the whole of France, attracting tourists from around the world with its mixture of culture, beach life and a reputation for being a playground of the rich and famous. The city has links to the UK in the form of the famous Promenade des Anglais or ‘Promenade of the English’, which was built at the instigation of English tourists in the 1800s and provides a pleasant walk along the edge of the crystal clear Mediterranean sea.

It may be that you work for a business that has links to the tourist industry and that’s why you need to send an urgent package delivery to Nice. On the other hand, your Nice shipping may be of a personal nature – a keepsake sent to a loved one who’s retired to pursue their dream of following in the footsteps of Nice-based artists like Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, or a birthday present for a son or daughter who’s opted to spend their birthday backpacking around the South of France. Whatever the reason for your package delivery to Nice, the chances are you’ll welcome the option of choosing next-day delivery, which we make available not just for Nice shipping but also for any parcel delivery to Strasbourg, shipping to Nantes or, indeed, to anywhere else in Europe, North America or Canada.

Next Day Delivery at low, low prices

Such is our relationship with the couriers we use that we’ve negotiated deals with them they don’t offer anywhere else – the kind of prices that will make you wonder why you ever opted for slower mail services.

Of course, if speed is a secondary consideration to budget we can also offer our Economy service to most destinations. The same quality of service from our carriers, the same dedication and care, but just at a slightly lower pace, and of course often at a far lower cost.

And the good news doesn’t stop there – arranging a parcel delivery to Nice doesn’t involve filling in long, difficult forms or wading through mountains of paperwork; with RapidParcel.com the whole process of booking your package delivery to Nice can be completed in minutes. If you’re out and about you can even use our innovative mobile-optimised website (Mobisite) to book your shipment. Nice shipping can be sorted out in six simple steps – the only work you really have to do is choose which of the household names amongst our couriers you wish to use, and precisely which of the fantastic deals they’re offering is the one that suits you best. The rest we see as our job, and it’s one we do to the very highest standard each and every time.

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