Practical life in Iran
GMT + 3h30, or + 2h30 in winter + 3h30 in summer compared to France.
230 volts. The sockets are the same as in France, so no adapter is needed.
Le Persian (Farsi) is the official language, but the regional languages and dialects of different ethnic groups such as the Kurds, Baluchis or Azeris are still alive.
In hotels, you will sometimes be amazed at the excellent level of knowledge of English, and even French, of the Iranians, who learn languages in laboratories.
You will easily find someone who understands English in mid-range hotels and bazaars. This will be more difficult in boarding houses and bus stations, as well as in small remote villages. And everyone will say “mersi”, which is pronounced like our thank you; convenient !
Post offices are open from Saturday to Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and closed on Friday.
To call from France to Iran: dial 00 98 + the number of your correspondent without 0. To call from Iran to France: dial 00 33 + the 9-digit number of your correspondent (without 0 initial).
Like everywhere in the world, cyber cafes have gradually disappeared. You can find good quality wifi connections in almost all hotels, as well as in cafes. No connection problem.
On the other hand, attention, some social networks are filtered, notably Facebook, as well as professional messaging services.