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Diplomatic post office (DPO). I used the local post office in La Caise neighborhood once a month to send letters and cards to my friends in Brazil. Cheap and decent. But you do need French or someone that speaks French to help you there. Letters to Brazil took 18 days to arrive, to the US about 9 days and 5 days to London. - Sep 27, 2017
Embassy - Aug 13, 2015
Via pouch. - May 29, 2014
DPO - slow as 4 weeks - Mar 27, 2011