Featured article photo: Streets of Montmartre in Paris, France, by John Towner (Unsplash License)
The French Address Format 🇫🇷
[Unit Number] (if inside a building)
[Postal Code][City or Town]
Here is an example of a dummy French address using the format above:
Note that France uses a 5-digit postal code format.
What does "rue" mean in French?
In French, the word rue means "street". It is very commonly used to describe a street name, but not all addresses in French will use it. In the dummy address above, rue de la Croissant literally means "The Croissant Street".
In a French address, rue is usually spelled in lowercase, so there is no need to capitalize it as Rue.
Use unit numbers only if the recipient is in a building
In the address format above, the second line of the address is reserved for a [Unit Number] in a building. However, if the address is not for a unit in a building such as in an apartment or an office, you can remove it altogether.
A photo of Palais Bourbon in Paris by DXR (Public Domain)
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