Electricity in France runs on a 220-volt, 50-hertz AC current rather than the 110-volt, 60-hertz AC current used in the United States and Canada. France also uses a Type E plug (round pin and receptacle with male grounding pin) versus the Type A/B plug (flat blade/with round grounding pin) in North America. If you bring electrical appliances, you will need a plug adapter. You may also require a transformer, although today, most major appliances have one built in. When in doubt, check with the manufacturer. If you are bringing a computer and it is still under warranty, you may need to register it with the manufacturer’s international warranty department.