How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Diplomatic Post Office. - Jan 2018


Mainly through the DPO. French post is excellent and we receive local mail at our apartment. - Aug 2015


Via embassy DPO. - Feb 2015


DPO - Jun 2013


The embassy has a Diplomatic Post Office. Letters and packages have come through the regular mail system very quickly. - Jan 2011


Fortunately, we have a DPO address, and I order through Amazon.com and other online retailers regularly. We even order dog food by mail. The Science Diet we feed our dog costs four times as much if we buy it here! - Sep 2010


Since we have APO (now DPO) access, we get most of our letters and packages through that system. 7-10 days from the East Coast is the norm. It is more expensive but faster for people to send things from the U.S. directly to our Paris street address. - Apr 2009


The French postal system is reliable. - Dec 2008


I have access to the APO, but the local post offices are very reliable and not too expensive to send letters/postcards. You can also get money orders at the local post offices and they are all over the city. - Jun 2008


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