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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Train Route from CDG to Calais

What is the train route from Charles de Gaulle airport to Calais? I see that there is a train station inside the airport. Is there only one station or many? If there are many stations please let me ...
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Trying to get Schengen Visa for France - is Consulate Appointment Broken?

I'm trying to get a Schengen Visa from my first port of entry, France. I am trying to book an appointment with the French Consulate in SF, and the URL I am using is the following: ...
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Do I still need do a in-person appointment for Schengen Visa? . I had held an Schengen visa with 'VIS before [duplicate]

I am an Chinese citizen with F1 visa in U.S . I had applied and received a Schengen visa last year from the France consulate last year for a 10 days visit. From: 03-04-15 To: 15-04-15. MULTI Duration ...
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Nice paraglide spots nearby Geneva (Switzerland) by public transport

The last week of this month (March) I'll be in Geneva. There I would like make a tandemflight. I was wondering what's a nice place (mountainous area) to do this and which will be a cheap way to get ...
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Camping in French National Parks

'Wild camping' is permitted in France, but not in national parks, according to this question. How strictly is this enforced, and what are the consequences of camping in the a national park? Are ...
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What are the consequences of the State of Emergency in France for sports-related tourists?

France is planning to extend the State of Emergency following the November 2015 terrorist attacks by 2 months, until at least the 26th of July. This means that both UEFA EURO 2016 and the 103d edition ...
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Knife and fork handed back for next course; customary in France?

Recently, whilst dining in France I have noticed a custom that seems strange to me. Typically in the UK I will expect a clean knife and fork for my main course after finishing my starter. However, ...
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Getting a France Schengen visa but not going there [duplicate]

I have applied for a France shengen visa but am not able to go in France. Instead am going to Italy and Austria and then London. so will there be any problem at immigration due to France Schengen visa ...
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Is is possible to get visa for France in one week in India?

I am from India and visiting France on 12th May 2016 and I have applied for visa but there no slots available on this month. I have got a slot on 5th May 2016 and I know it will take 10-15 days to ...
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How to travel from Rennes to Poitiers without having to go through Paris?

I'm trying to figure out how to travel from Rennes (or St. Malo) to Poitiers in June, but all the trains and busses I can find pass through Paris, which seems like a huge detour. Is there any option ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa when there is a gap between trips to main destination and country of entry [closed]

Today I've applied for a Schengen visa to France in TLScontact centre in London. My first trip is in March to Netherlands for 3 days and the next one is in June to France for 6 days. My good friend ...
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Travel from Paris to San Sebastian [closed]

Three of us are planning to leave from Paris to spend a week in Hendaye and San Sebastian. Is it more convenient/cheaper to go by car or by train ? Any restrictions to taking a rented car over from ...
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Visit France without a hotel booking

I am from Mauritius. A friend of mine is coming to visit me in France for 2 months. He is from Mauritius. I have some questions regarding this. For people from Mauritius, France allows them to come ...
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Dinner at the Folkestone and Calais Eurotunnel terminals

Soon I will be making a return trip through the Eurotunnel by car, each way arriving at the terminal at about dinner time. What options are there to eat dinner there, at both the Folkestone and Calais ...
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Where to hike overnight around Paris?

I would like to take my children to a one-day, one-night hiking somewhere around Paris, within ~1-1.5 hour drive from Versailles. This would be a first-time for them (9 and 12 yo) so I am looking for ...
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To convert my USD$ in to Euro in my country of origin or in Paris?

Hi everyone :) I live in Australia. I have a remaining money(2,000USD) from my previous trip in the US. Me and my husband are planning to visit Paris maybe in September. I'm not sure whether to ...
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Schengen visa issued by france [duplicate]

I have multiple entry schengen visa issued by french consulate and it is valid for 2 years. But I am planing to travel italy and day trip to paris would it be ok? or do I have to go only france?
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Use of expired French ID to travel to the UK for 2 weeks

A friend of mine is planning to come to London in April but she knows that her French ID expires while she is here. As far as the French authorities is concerned an expired ID card is still valid for ...
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I have a scientific research invitation letter, what kind of visa I need [closed]

I have a scientific research invitation letter from a french research institute. However, the purpose of this invitation is to make presentations as a part of Ph.D application process. so if I am ...
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Do I need travel insurance for France on an Airport Transit Schengen Visa?

I'm Indian and have an Indian passport and I'm travelling to Chile. I have a 6 hours layover at France have an Airport Transit Schengen visa. Do I need a travel insurance? Will I be allowed if I ...
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Does a French long stay research visa differ from a regular “Type-D” visa and are there implications for travelling in Schengen areas?

I'll be going to France for 4 months to conduct research towards my PhD. I believe I will be issued with a long stay visa for research to cover my trip. I have the required "Convention d’Accueil" from ...
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Must one leave France immediately after quitting one's job? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen in France on a VLS-TS scientifique-chercheur visa. I am a post-doctoral researcher, on a 1-year contract. The visa is valid from 2015 September, upto 2016 August. I have a OFII ...
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Visa for travelling to France, as UK residents on SA passports

Good afternoon, We are South Africans with SA Passports living in the UK on an ancestral visa - how do we go about visiting France / Spain? Do we need separate visa on entering either 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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Buying a phone SIM card out of the country [closed]

I need to travel to Europe(Germany, France, Switzerland) starting in Germany where I will need a phone with available data. There have obviously been questions about various available plans like: ...
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driving from the south of France to venice tips? [closed]

driving from Provence to Venice and want to find 2 beautiful, interesting places to visit on the way, two nights each, should i go inland or along the riviera?
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What proof of disability is accepted in France?

I am planning a visit to Paris and see that entry to various landmarks is free or considerably cheaper for disabled visitors. One member of our group holds a German handicapped card ...
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Wine Tastings in Burgundy

Planning a little trip through Europe which will put me for some time in Burgundy. I am used to US wineries, which have a tasting room at the vineyard/winery and while you may not be able to visit ...
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Schengen tourist Visa application for travelling to France [closed]

I submitted the accommodation detail for the Schengen Visa which did not have my name on it. The booking details of hotel does not mention the name of all the travellers, only states the first ...
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Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
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France Switzerland trip [closed]

I am attending a conference in cannes France from 17 April to 20th April By 20 April I will be free and wish to see Paris and any town in Switzerland I am accompanied by my wife and12 year old son. My ...
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Tattoos while Traveling Overseas

I'm traveling from the USA to England and France this summer and thought it would be a novel idea to get small tattoos from each country as souvenirs. Are there any health code type issues preventing ...
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France visa processing time in Dubai per nationality

The visa website for France embassy in Dubai says that processing time is 15 days but I know some people who got it in 4 days which I think it depends on nationality. Is there any site that shows ...
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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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Lost passport and schengen Visa in Paris [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen who is currently in Paris for internship program of 5 months. I have lost my original passport with Schengen visa in it. What is the procedure to file a FIR in Paris and how do ...
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Mistake in application form - France Visa [duplicate]

I m travelling to France in the Easter holidays. In my husband's application form online at TLS contact, I made a mistake of putting London as the place Issue which should have been India.. I got a ...
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Why does my French Schengen visa say Marsault, or Goat in English?

Bonjour, travelers. I received a Schengen visa from the French embassy in my country. It was a tourist visa and was my first time to receive a Schengen visa. It looks like this: I had to go to ...
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Stealth camping in France

Can I use the French aires to camp overnight? I have a VW Transporter van with a bed, 2 dogs, a camping stove and bottled water and loo bottle. I want to be safe but I don't need the constraints of a ...
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Crossing French-UK border under 18 alone

This august I am planning to travel around Europe and want to cross the French-UK border. I am under 18 and won't be with my parents or legal guardian, so what kind of documents do I need to have with ...
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Reserve hotel from Paris airport

I am travelling from NYC to Paris, and returning back. If I miss my return flight to NYC, and my next flight is a one day later, how can I reserver hotel from CDG airport? I do not speak French nor ...
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Book a flight from CDG Airport

I am travelling from NYC to Paris, and returning back. If I miss my return flight to NYC, how can I book a new return flight from CDG airport? I do not speak French, or have a laptop to reserve ...
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Where is border control carried out for the Eurostar overnight Ski Train?

The Eurostar Marseille–London stops in Lille for passport checks, because there is no separated Eurostar available at Marseille or its other French stations. In winter, a special ski train runs ...
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What are the differences betwenn first and second class compartments on SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

I'm currently living in Paris and want to meet up with some friends of mine in Italy. I would love to experience an overnight train. I found a train to Milan on Intercités de Nuit, and I am tempted to ...
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What are the procedures and documents necessary when traveling to France from the UK (not by plane)?

I have a United States passport and will be in London this year. I am looking into rail and ferry options to coastal France and was wondering if I will need to present any documents other than having ...
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UK and France visa

I am planning to go to the UK with my brother. I've been to the UK two times last year, but my brother is a freshy and this will be his first foreign trip. We want to travel to Paris during our visit ...
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What does a French strike warning of 3 hours 59 minutes mean exactly?

I've seen a "préavis de grève" for public transport workers mentioning a length of 3 hours 59 minutes, which will impact travelers and commuters inside and near Paris. Why does it have that specific ...
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Europe long term visa (France, Italy, Spain) [closed]

We are retired Americans. We would qualify for a long term stay visa most likely France. We would like to travel to Spain, Italy and France. Am I understanding right, in that even with a long term ...
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Working Holiday Visa In France [closed]

I'm having a hard time finding information about this online. I'm Canadian and I want to apply for a working holiday visa in France. They say that you can only apply up to three months in advance. I ...
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Paying an unreceived traffic fine in Paris

So I was given a ticket for riding a bike (Vélib) in a one way street which i wasn't aware it was by that time. However, I left France after a month of that incident and haven't received the well ...
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Is there a way to prevent “looking like a tourist” in order to not be harassed?

Disclaimer - the title of this post is probably not the best On my way to visit family in Belarus and Poland, I had a long layover in Paris, so I decided to spend the day in the city. My luggage was ...