Electricity and gas in France

What should I keep in mind?

Updated September 2020    5-minutes read

Updated Sept. 2020    5-min read

You’ve just arrived in France to study and you need an electricity and/or gas supplier for your accommodation, right? You’ve come to the right place, we’ve summarised everything you need to know 😊

Three things to remember:

01 In France, it’s usually the tenant who must sign an electricity/gas contract when he moves into the dwelling. You can do this either by phone or online, on the website of the supplier you have selected.

02 There should not be a minimum commitment period: you may end your contract whenever you want. Of all suppliers, we work with Vattenfall & we explain why below.

03 StudyinFrance allows you to manage all your administrative procedures, including your electricity contract, through the Welcome Desk. Health insurance registration, home insurance, mobile phone plan, bank account… everything is accessible from the Welcome Desk.

Electricity and gas in France

Our recommendation, Vattenfall

Founded in 1909 and 100% owned by the Swedish State

Carbon-neutral electricity

Vattenfall is one of the largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat in Europe: the company is established in 7 European countries (Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Finland and France) and has more than 14 million customers.

No obligation and no exit fees at any time 👍

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No commitment, no exit fees
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Price per kWh up to 10% cheaper than the Regulated Tariff

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Our team will be there to solve your problems & answer all your questions.


Our goal is to make sure you settle-in smoothly so you can enjoy your stay.

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StudyinFrance supports you throughout your stay in France. Log in to our Welcome Desk, we’ll take care of your electricity plan for you.

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