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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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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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: https://pastel....
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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I apply for a tourist Schengen visa while my Type D visa application is being processed?

I have applied for a Long Stay Visa D to France which takes a long time to process, can i apply for a Short Stay Visa C say to Italy for a visit at the same time without affecting my first application
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...