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PO Box in France while living in Switzerland

It seems that no matter where I look for it, I cannot get the exact thing I want in Swiss. So I resorted back to my usual habit of online ordering but of course I realized that custom is REALLY high and delivery is SLOW . So since yesterday I have this idea of renting a PO Box in France and picking up my items there.... Anyone has any suggestion? Also does anyone know about PO box in France and how to open one?

PS I live in Lausanne and can go across the lake to France easily (or so I think )
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Old 04.04.2010, 07:51
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Re: PO Box in France while live in Swiss

with the official *Poste* I think you need to have a french address, but you have several possibilities like this one : http://www.ubidoca.com/_en/ or http://www.courrier-du-voyageur.com/...te_postale.php

And if you have friends there, you could ask them....
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Old 04.04.2010, 10:16
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Re: PO Box in France while live in Swiss

As much as it pains me to agree with BG, it's true- you need to be a resident in the commune where you want to rent a PB.

Knock yourself out reading this: bp.pdf
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Re: PO Box in France while living in Switzerland

Thanks for the replies.....I guess this idea is doomed to failure
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Possibly yes, possibly no. In larger communes, post office managers may be interested to have additional POB-holders for a variety of reasons. And post office managers in places like Ferney-Voltaire (and other Région Genevoise communes) may have an open mind for your request. So that you might try, in personal direct approach.
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Re: PO Box in France while living in Switzerland

Are there updates or new opinions on the topic discussed?
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Re: PO Box in France while living in Switzerland

somewhere else in the forum are the details of where you can get the post office to hold the package for you for a few euro, you dont need an account or post box, its just delivered to the post office.

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Re: PO Box in France while living in Switzerland

You can have it sent to : Your name, Post Restante, Post Office, Street, Town, France.

They charge about €3 and keep it for a week, then it gets sent back.

I think the service is only for letters and small parcels, you need to ask.
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