Paris taxis are soon to be equipped with brighter roof lights to make them easier to spot. The new roof lights will also change colour, turning green to indicate the taxi is for hire and red to indicate that it is occupied.

The Ville de Paris has instituted the use of a single dial-up number to call any one of its total fleet of 16,400 taxis. The service allows the caller to select the arrondissement and the nearest taxi rank. If there is no answer the call will automatically be redirected to a second or third taxi rank in the vicinity.

Paris taxis tel. 01 45303030.