Paris has over 20,000 taxis (cabs) on its streets 24 hours a day. It normally isn’t hard to hail a cab, except after midnight.
Licensed taxis in Paris are normal cars with a “Taxi Parisien” sign on the roof. Inside they must have a taxi fare meter and a badge with the driver’s license number.
Taxis are obligated to take you to the address you ask for. However, Parisian cab drivers are sometimes known for not taking you to your destination if they consider the journey isn’t convenient for them or if you have too much luggage, for example.
The minimum service fee is 6,20€ including the supplements.
Cabs will always cost the same, whether you call one, go to a taxi rank or hail one in the street.
Nowadays, there is one number for all taxi companies: