Cell phones

Hey all- I am wondering about cell phones. I am coming from the US in June to live for a year and wonder how or which cell phone to get. Over here I have Virgin and LOVE it. Does anyone know if Virgin is in France or there is a good cell service that is not too expensive AND works ir rural areas? Thanks!

Wonderful! Thanks.

Yes, yes and yes. I'm with virgin here in France and have no problems at all. I also sell their payg sim cards in my shop...!