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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Does Google Maps app work well when offline in Dordogne France?

I read that Google recently made their Maps apps work in offline mode, where you can download an area, then use it (including navigation) while offline. I'll be driving a rental car from Bordeaux to ...
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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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How to make cheapest calls from France (Mobile) to India (Mobile)?

If you are reading this then you know that today there are more than a million calling service providers. After searching for a sometime now I know, which ones not to choose, for various reasons like ...
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Leaving France without having gotten OFII stamp

US passport. I have a long stay visitor visa in France for one year. I never got the OFII stamp/vingette. I know other people who have left France having never gotten OFII and had no problem. The ...
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Can you get from London to the French Alps by train, with no/minimal changes?

For a lot of people, the default way to get from London to the French Alps to go skiing is to fly, then take a long bus connection to get to the resort. However, with the current snow and wintery ...
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Travelling from Italy to Greece by Ferry with a French residency card but no passport

I have a french carte de sejour (french residency card) but I don't have my passport ready yet. I am planning to go to Greece to spend the christmas vacation with my family. I will be making the ...
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French visa confusion

I currently hold a multi entry Schengen visa that is valid until May. I have used up my 90 days for this 6 month period staying with my parents who have recently emigrated tho France. I am now moving ...
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Schengen main destination

From what I understand the main destination of a Schengen visa is the country that you will spend the most period of the trip in. I've my Schengen issued from Germany - multiple entries - and I ...
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Use Schengen visa to enter a different country [duplicate]

I would like to know if it's possible to use a Schengen visa issued from Germany to enter France - Especially after the last regulations after the latest events?
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Mentioning new date in Schengen visa Appeal

I hold a Pakistani passport living in Pakistan. I have recently applied my tourist visa in French embassy and they refused on the following grounds: The purpose and the conditions of the proposed ...
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French work permit holder: visa required for a visit to the UK? [duplicate]

I have a quite specific issue here : I am living and working in London (I am French), and my friend would like to come for a few days. The thing is, my friend is Chinese, but is working in France for ...
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What kind of Visa do I need to land on the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg?

Assuming I'm not a citizen of the European union, and that I have a Schengen Visa with Germany as the main destination, do I need to make any special arrangements to land at this airport? The ...
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OFII stamp issue [closed]

I am a Thai citizen and I am currently living in France with a student long-stay visa (1 year). I am planning to go back to Thailand this December for two weeks however my concern is about my ...
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Travelling to France safe? [closed]

What happened last night was terrible and it's got me panicked. I got a Schengen visa and plane tickets to go to France next month and I am not sure I'll continue with my plan. Do you guys think I ...
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Power plugs in train repeatedly turning off

When taking high-speed trains in France, my power plug is constantly turning off (about every 20 minutes or so) and then turning on again after a few seconds. This is not a flaw in the plug (it ...
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Day trip in Paris - arriving at Paris Gare du Nord and visiting city center [closed]

I'm thinking about going on a day trip to Paris via Eurostar to Gare du Nord station one Saturday, for a bit of shopping, lunch, wandering around, etc., and to practice my French. I'd like to save ...
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Can I visit Eiffel tower in my 5 hours layover in Paris [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder , mm travelling to u.s.a and my layover in Paris is 5 hours please guide me about visa for sightseeing and what all can I see in 5 hours layover
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France Rail Pass, seat reservations to travel within France

I bought a France Rail Pass, "9 days within 1 month" (single country) My itinerary is Paris Lyon Grenoble Chamonix (I want to go to Chamonix from either Lyon or Grenoble) Nice (pop out to ...
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Are there ways to keep long-distance land transport costs down in France when not planning in advance?

Ten years ago I travelled around Europe for the first time and in some countries I was very frustrated by high cost of trains and lack of alternatives to them. I remember being in Cannes with a ...
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Public transport options between Paris and EuroDisney

We're based in the UK, trying to arrange a family holiday for next year where everyone can enjoy themselves. So, a few days at Eurodisney and a few days in the city of Paris. We don't want to stay on ...
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On TGV (or other French long-distance trains), can you take the earlier/later train?

Last year I had a ticket on a certain TGV. I arrived let due to getting a coffee. I got on the next TGV, an hour later. I figured I'd have to buy a new ticket on board. Surprisingly, the chef said, ...
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How can I get people to speak the local language to me?

I went to Paris 2 years ago. When I was there, I was learning the language by talking and listening to the local people. But, while I was trying to speak French with them, they would speak English to ...
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Can I apply for a new Schengen visa before my current multiple entry visa expires?

Hoping someone can help me figure out what to do. I've got a South African passport with a 90 days multiple entry Italian Schengen visa, expiring 14-03-2016. I'm currently in France till mid November ...
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Traveling to France with prescripton medications

I take several medications for my fibromylgia and arthritis all are prescription drugs. Will I need any documentation from my doctor? A couple of these are classed narcotics.
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Is it legal to bring a Jamon Iberico from Spain into the UK, passing through France?

I have not tried this in the past, but I am guessing that since all countries involved are part of the EU, it should be possible. I am planning to fly from Barcelona to Paris, after which I will ...
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Rules for wild swimming in France

There are many locations for wild swimming in France like Pont du Diable, Gorges du Verdon, etc and these are among the many known spots for wild swimming enthusiasts. I want to know if there are any ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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Do I need to label my luggage on the French TGV?

I'm travelling by TGV in France early tomorrow morning. I just spotted this little bit on my ticket: We remind you that luggage must be labelled with your surname and first name. I've generally ...
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Buying Paris metro tickets from Eurostar before/during the journey?

Whenever a Eurostar gets into Brussels, and especially when one gets into Paris, there is always a mad scramble for the metro ticket machines, and if you weren't in the first coach then a very long ...
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Android app for exploration

I love exploring my city, however keeping track of which street I have already seen is a hassle. Would any of you know an "exploration" app that only mark in a specific color each location where I ...
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Scenic route from Switzerland to Calais [closed]

I'm planning to go to England by car for holidays. I would like to take a nice route from Switzerland to Calais where I will take the ferry to England. I don't mind that it will take longer of course. ...
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Ground on “type E” plug adapter

I brought to the US a French Belkin F7C01008 power-strip with a "type E" plug. I got an adapter for US plugs, however it lacks the "male grounding pin" that the French type E plug expects. Although ...
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Prepaid SIM card for data in France (Paris)

I'm going to travel to Paris in two weeks for 5 days. I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card for my phone, no calls or SMS needed - only data is sufficient. I've looked through French mobile operators and ...
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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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Compensation for Eurotunnel delay of 4 1/2 hours 2015 [duplicate]

Arrived 1 hour before scheduled departure hoping to get an earlier crossing but told on arrival that the trains were delayed by 1 hour. In Duty Free the boards said crossings were delayed by 2 hours. ...
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Receiving a compensation from SNCF after missing ferry due to delayed train

A few days ago I was traveling out of Paris by SNCF Grandes Lignes. The train was announced with 30 minutes delay, but left later than that, and arrived in Le Havre with nearly an hour delay. It ...
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UK visa requirements for Algerian citizen in France on French tourist visa wanting to visit UK?

When an Algerian citizen in France on a French tourist visa wishes to visit the UK, entering and leaving by Eurostar, must he apply for a UK tourist visa? If so, should he apply 3 months before (as ...
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Do I need a visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Paris?

Do I need visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops at Paris for 24hrs and I want to visit Paris during that 24hrs? I have US B1 visa. I'll be travelling from San Francisco to Bangalore (India) ...
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Purchase Paris Visite “zones1-3” to travel from CDG to Paris center!

Since I will stay in Paris for 5 days, I am thinking to buy unlimited travel passes (Paris Visite "zones1-3"). I need also to use RER B to travel from CDG airport to paris center. But the airport is ...
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Why are hotels in Paris too expensive? [closed]

I am planning on vacationing in Paris for a few days and really have a problem with these expensive hotels. I have two options: Pay too much, at least 220€/night and stay in comfortable/safe hotel. ...
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Do U.S. citizens need visa for short term stay in France?

I am confused about traveling for tourism from USA to France. I am a US citizen, currently a student and not employed for work. I would like to travel to France several times over the next few months, ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa when not having a specific plan in advance?

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 ...
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Paying French parking ticket from abroad

I got a parking ticket for apparently parking my rental car in the wrong place in front of my hotel. But as I had to leave quickly to get my flight back home, I was unable to pay it in France. I ...
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Customs in coach travel between France and UK

When travelling between France and the UK via the Eurostar train, I have never actually been stopped by customs on either direction. I've seen some people being stopped, but it seems that it's on a ...
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Comfortable transfer from BVA to Paris center [duplicate]

I need to get from Paris Beauvais Tille Airport to Paris center. What are my options (times, prices)? I'll be travelling as two (or three) adults plus two small kids, therefore comfortable options ...
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Is there a map/list of all regional trains departing from Paris?

I am interested in visiting around Paris and since French regional trains are quite convenient (no reservation, no last minute high price) to travel and explore an area I would like to know if there ...
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My multiple-entry Schengen visa was issued by france but I am travelling to Spain [duplicate]

I have been issued a Schengen visa at the Dutch consulate in Ghana to enter France. Can I travel to Spain first and then continue to France after that? On my multiple-entry visa, FR is printed on it. ...
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Is it possible to get from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden human powered?

For a project of mine, I would like to cycle from France to England and from Denmark to Sweden. In case of France to England I think it is definitively not possible to cycle through the tunnel. But ...
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Urgent! Can I enter France before my Long Sejour Visa begins? [duplicate]

I am a student and I will be studying abroad in France for a semester. I am scheduled to enter France on 26 August for a family vacation before my program begins, however (through a series of ...
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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 ...