Country in Western Europe known for food, culture, and architecture, with a Mediterranean coast and Paris as its capital and largest city.

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Antwerp area, Amsterdam, and Paris [on hold]

I would like some advice on things to do on my first European trip. I'm starting in Antwerp, where I'll have a week to go see Brudges, Lier, and Brussels. I'm then going for a few days to Amsterdam, ...
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French requirements for breathalysers in cars

I noticed that UK retailer sell packs of breathalysers for motorists intending to drive cars to France. An RAC web-page says While driving in France you are required by law to carry the following ...
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Taking a nap at Puy du Fou

I am traveling to Puy du Fou , I am wondering whether there is any good place to take a nap in this theme park.
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Applying for visitor visa to France, should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I have a British wife and children but I have a British residency, I would like to travel to France with my family this summer, and I have been told it will cost me £75 to get a Spouse visa to enter ...
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Will I need to buy a new mobile phone (some french phone) if I move to france and intend to use SIM card of that country? [closed]

I am from India. i will be moving to France in September for about 3 years for PhD. I need to buy a new phone anyways. Should I go to France and buy a new phone there since SIM card of France won't ...
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How to get from Bonifacio to Bastia via Calvi?

I've read that public transportation on Corsica is quite poor. According to rome2rio, there is one bus daily from Calvi to Bastia, but there are no results for Bonifacio to Calvi. Is the only way to ...
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Minimal walking distance when changing at Orleans on train journey: Tours-Orléans-Paris Austerlitz

My girlfriend and I are due to catch a train from Tours to Paris Austerlitz tomorrow, and we need to switch trains at Orléans, with a 12 minute gap between our scheduled arrival at and departure from ...
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Is it legal/safe to visit the Calais border crossing?

There are many videos on the Internet showing migrants attempting to enter trucks crossing the English channel. I think it would be interesting to visit that road and talk to the guys making that ...
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River swimming near Chinon in France's Loire Valley

My girlfriend and I are staying just outside Chinon for a week and I am really keen to go for a river bathe/swim, somewhere safe. A bit of a Google suggests Barrou, which is an hour or so away, but I ...
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Should I anticipate complications as US Citizen flying to Paris from Canada?

I'm a US citizen traveling to Paris in a week via a drive across the border from Michigan to Windsor, Canada, a flight from Windsor to Toronto, and finally a flight from Toronto to Paris. Should I ...
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schengen visa issued by French consulate in South Africa - free movement to Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am in France on a schengen tourism visa on my South African passport. My plans when I applied for the visa were to visit france, Germany and the Czech republic. Is there any reason why I would not ...
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Importing laptop as gift in France, how much duty will I have to pay?

I will fly into France from the U.S. with my personal laptop. I also want to take a new one as a gift for my hostess. Will I have to pay a tax duty on it?
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can i enter and exit from different countries than my visa was issued from [duplicate]

i got my french visa, and I was wondering if I could enter Europe from Spain and leave from Netherlands. Is there any consequences for doing such thing?
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Which one is better? Backpacking from Paris to Italy or Spain? (Finding a good route with low budget) [closed]

I'm backpacking from Paris to Milan (or Spain - Low budget). I want some places in this path to visit and stay specially nice villages. I have 6-7 days for this travel (after I'm going to Milan, ...
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Best way for an American to meet people in France to travel with [closed]

Looking for the best sites or information on meeting people or a group to travel Europe with. I am new to Europe from America and by myself and want to travel to see the cool places in Europe. ...
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Is France a dog friendly country? [closed]

I want go to France (Loire, Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel) with my pet (a small dog). I want know if in general the places are "dog friendly" or not. I'll go from Spain in car. And I want sleep in ...
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What are the lightest travel adapters/converters available for France?

I have no travel adapters for Paris and I need to know which brand has all the parts needed to charge my Android phone in a Paris apartment and which one has the least amount of weight. Edit: ...
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Car rental in France with U.S. drivers license

We are planning a trip to Chamonix next winter. I was wondering if it is possible to rent a car there with an American drivers license. Also, is it recommended to buy local insurance or just use my ...
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Passport control location when travelling from Disneyland Resort (Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy) by train to London [duplicate]

I am an Indian planning to take a train from Disneyland Resort (Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy) to London. Please let me know where France Immigration exit and UK Immigration Entry will be done.
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Airport transit visa for Munich, if I have Long Stay visa type D for France (sauf CTOM)

I am an Indian citizen and I was granted a visa from the French Consulate. It says that my visa type is Long Stay "D" valid for France (sauf CTOM). I am going to Nice (France) via Munich (Germany), ...
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Proof of accomodation for France (travelling from India) [closed]

I am travelling to France this month end. Is a reservation from Booking.com enough for proof of accommodation?
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Travelling with the application receipt for a French residence permit?

I want to know whether I can continue to travel, if I have the receipt (récépissé) but am still waiting on the residence permit (carte de séjour)? That is, can I leave the French territory to go to ...
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Formalities for an American spouse of an EU national staying in France for 4 months annually

My father is an EU/US dual national. My mother, his wife, is a US citizen (only). They are retired, both over 65. They are financially comfortable and own a small residence in France, which they ...
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Do I need a transit visa through France [duplicate]

I am currently Chinese citizen studying in Canada, I am booking a flight from Canada to Beijing via France. In Paris I have to wait for more than 8 hours for the next connection flight to Beijing. Do ...
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Recommendations for exploring Brussels and nearby cities [closed]

What points of interest in Brussels and what nearby cities would be recommended when the intend is to solely rely on bus and public transportation rather than rental car. Baggage is not an issue. ...
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From Switzerland to France

I am going from Israel to Grenoble, France. I can go via either the Geneva airport or the Lyon airport. The flight to Geneva is more convenient, but it is in another country. Are there any ...
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I am on Tier2 visa in UK (from India) with my family. We want to visit France and other European Coutries. What should we do for visa? [duplicate]

I work for a University in the UK (Northern Ireland) as a member of Research Staff on a Tier2 visa (2 years multiple entry). I am from India, and hold Indian Citizenship. I also have my wife and ...
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Cell phone service providers in France with English customer support

Which major cell phone providers provide English customer support in France? Not speaking French, I find it extremely daunting to deal with them and I already had some rather bad experiences with a ...
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Would the most logical path from Normandy to the Bavarian Alps (Germany) pass through Lyon? [closed]

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow, the main characters were travelling by road from Normandy in France to somewhere in the mountains of Germany (a dam)1. During the journey, one of the characters ...
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1500 euros /month Stipend enough for surviving in Strasbourg City? [closed]

I am an Indian. I will be going for PhD in Strasbourg University. The stipend is 1500 euros/month. I do not expect any money from any other sources apart from stipend itself. Will I be able to ...
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Can I roller skate on the street in France?

I'm traveling to Europe soon and I'm wondering if I can legally skate on roads in France and if so, am I required by law to wear a helmet, reflective vest etc.
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Can I get a French visa in order to join the French Foreign Legion?

Is joining the French Foreign Legion a legit reason to acquire a visa to France?
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What is “Member states of destination” on Visa application

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
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Driving in France with US driving license only (French driving license being kept in some French Consulate)

I live in Massachusetts, USA. I will go to California, USA one month in June, then go to France in July. I need to drive in these 3 places. As a French citizen, I have a US driving license and my ...
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Break journey on train from Nice to Eze

I was trying to book tickets from Nice to Eze, with a break, for same day at Beaulieu. While trying to book on http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/ I am not able to see any option of breaking my journey at an ...
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What do the dashes close to each other near French freeway exits mean?

During my last trip to France via car I noticed that French freeways (autoroutes) have a somewhat strange road marking I am not familiar with. Usually, there are two lanes going my direction on a ...
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Schengen visa waiver for US citizens after residence permit expires?

I'm a US citizen working in Finland. I'm waiting for my residence permit renewal to be processed, which takes quite a long time. (Recently, it seems that the turnaround time is over 120 days. I ...
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Internal train travel in France - cheaper on day, or when pre-booked from UK?

My girlfriend and I are getting the Eurostar train to France next month, and we need to get a connecting train from Paris to Tours. I know I can book the train in advance, but can anyone tell me if ...
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Do the SNCF fidelity “points monnaie” expire when switching status?

I am currently a member of the SNCF fidelity program and I am a "Grand Voyageur", a status that lets you collect points ("points monnaie") for every euro spent. Soon, it will be the anniversary of my ...
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Scientific short stay work (Schengen) visa in France but enter Italy first? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa issued by France which is type C short stay scientific work visa (visa stamp has remark: scientific researcher), But i am looking to enter italy (Rome) and drive to France. ...
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What should be my expectations for airfare to France? [closed]

I live in the US and want to plan a trip to France. It would take place either during a summer or possibly next April. When I search for airfares, what should my expectations be? What counts as a good ...
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Can I change our assigned seats on our TGV Atlantic train itinerary?

I have just purchased train tickets for 2 travelling from Paris to Irun in June and was not given an option to choose or change our seats. Is it possible to do this with an existing reservation? The ...
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Affordable and accessible accomodation options with car parking near Paris?

I am planning to visit Paris soon, but the hotel and parking costs are a major issue for me. For this reason, I am considering to stay in a hotel outside of Paris, with easy public transport ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in France?

I'm trying to book a train journey in France for September. We are currently in May and the SNCF website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (4 months) in advance. So here is the ...
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Renting a car with automatic transmission in Paris

In France the vast majority of cars have manual transmission. To my knowledge, most of the cars with automatic transmission are luxury cars. Is it possible to rent a car with automatic transmission in ...
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Schengen visa denied two times by the French consulate, how to appeal? Can I send them an email? [closed]

Hi Guys i have been denied visa twice by the French embassy, How do I appeal? reason were subsistence and justification and purpose of intended stay not reliable. I am a working guy in an IT ...
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Can I apply for UK tourist visa from France if I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany?

I want to visit UK. I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. Can I apply UK tourist visa from France? Or do I have to apply from Germany?
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Prepaid SIM card in France with Free mobile

I bought a SIM card for 29.99 euros from Free mobile, offering unlimited data for 30 days in France. I used my credit card and they didn't take down any of my personal details. I used the address of ...
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Schengen Visa questions

I am planning a trip across Europe but I'm a bit sketchy on the details and would really appreciate some help with the following questions: 1) I have a temporary UK residency since I'm a student ...