Frequent question: Can you buy cigarettes in supermarkets in France?

How are cigarettes sold in France?

Where can you buy cigarettes? In tobacconists (“bureaux de tabac”) which are recognizable by their red diamond-shaped signs. The average price of a packet of cigarettes is €6. In other places (restaurants, bars, clubs), a packet will cost you a bit more.

When can you buy cigarettes in France?

France: People of any age can smoke in France. However, it is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18-years-old. Before 2009, the minimum age to buy tobacco in France was 16-years-old.

How much is a box of cigarettes in France?

Price Rankings by Country of Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) (Markets)

1. Australia 27.66 $
7. France 11.63 $
8. Iceland 11.54 $
9. Israel 10.91 $
10. Singapore 10.40 $

How many cigarettes can I buy in France?

You cannot bring back to France more than:

200 cigarettes (= 1 carton) 100 cigarillos (cigars of a max weight of 3 grams each) 50 cigars. 250g of smoking tobacco.

Who can sell cigarettes in France?

Not just anyone can sell cigarettes in France. Neither newspaper vendors nor pharmacists nor even cashiers at supermarkets. The art of selling cigarettes belongs to the country’s 34,000 ”buralistes,” or tobacconists, a profession classified as a monopoly that is protected and licensed by the state.

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How much is a pack of cigarettes in Paris France?

Price Rankings by City of Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) (Markets)

1. Melbourne, Australia 30.65 $
75. Paris, France 11.61 $
76. Marseille, France 11.61 $
77. Lyon, France 11.61 $
78. Montpellier, France 11.60 $

What cigarettes are made in France?

Gitanes (pronounced [ʒi. tan], “Gypsy women”) is a French brand of cigarettes, owned and manufactured by Imperial Tobacco following their acquisition of Altadis in January 2008, having been owned by SEITA before that.


Product type Cigarette
Country France
Introduced 1910
Markets See Markets
Previous owners Altadis

Can you bring cigarettes into France?

What You Can Bring into France — Customs restrictions for visitors entering France differ for citizens of European Union (E.U.) and non-E.U. countries. Non-E.U. nationals can bring in duty-free either 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250 grams of smoking tobacco.

What cigarettes are available in the UK?


  • Benson & Hedges.
  • Berkeley.
  • Bull Brand.
  • Chesterfield.
  • Freeze.
  • John Player Special.
  • JPS.
  • Karelia.

Are cigarettes expensive in France?

Cigarettes: annual average price of the most sold brand in France 2000-2020. Between 2000 and 2020, the annual average price of a pack of the most sold brand of cigarettes more than doubled. While in 2000 the price of a pack of cigarettes cost 3.20 euros, in 2020 it had almost reached ten euros.