Father Christmas and his French post office

There’s only a few days until Christmas so tell your kids to get in quick to post their last minute letters and drawings to Father Christmas (Père Noël) in France.

(image: mespetitsbonheurs)

(image: mespetitsbonheurs)

Each year, Père Noël’s secretaries – all 60+ of them – work tirelessly in the post office in Libourne, in the département of Gironde and they definitely deserve a break after the Christmas rush – last year (2013) saw close to 1.7 million letters and 200,000 parcels delivered by La Poste to his post office.

What is the address to send letters to?

If your children would like to write to Père Noël in France, the various accepted addresses are:

– Père Noël au Pôle Nord – 33500 Libourne – France

– Le Père Noël – 33500 Libourne – France

– Père Noël au pays des jouets – 33500 Libourne – France

– Papa Noël au rue des étoiles filantes au ciel – 33500 Libourne – France

Do I need a stamp for my letter?

All mail to Père Noël is free to send (no stamp needed).  Don’t forget to include your child’s full name and address on the letter and envelope to ensure a reply.

Send a message to Père Noël online via the internet

For impatient kids who don’t want to wait for a written reply, they can also write to Père Noël online via La Poste’s website (French  language): http://www.laposte.fr/pere-noel/

Post a letter in Père Noël’s mailboxes on the French Riviera

If you can’t reach a La Poste office to send your letter, look for the ‘boites aux lettres’ (pop-up mailboxes) for Père Noël that are located at the Christmas markets in Antibes, Cannes, La Gaude, Mandelieu-La Napoule, Mougins and Nice.

Boite aux lettres du Père Noel (Santa's mailbox)

Boite aux lettres du Père Noel (Santa’s mailbox)

Joyeux Noël !