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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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 ...
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Travelling to other Schengen state with French Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I travelled to France last February using French Schengen Visa and my visa expired last April. I have acquired my new French Schengen Visa (in the same passport). Can I enter Italy or any other ...
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Intercités de Nuit “Espace Privatif" with 2nd class Interrail?

The French Intercites de Nuit offer the option to book Espace Privatif for a supplement. It is available when booking at least one ticket in first class or at least four in second class. For example,...
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Indian National - British Permanent Resident - Travelling With Son To Europe From UK - Visa Needed?

We wish to take my mother on a surprise holiday. She has an Indian passport but has indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Is it possible to go to France for example without a visa? If not, how ...
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In the Loire Valley, are there any “arty” caves that can be visited?

The Tuffeau stone that makes up the bulk of the Loire Valley has been used for building for millennia, and this has left behind a lot of caves. It has also left us lots of lovely buildings too - most ...
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Visiting cave paintings in Dordogne with small kids

We would like to visit the caves in Dordogne and see the wall paintings. We are travelling with small kids (5 years, 2.5 years and 3 months). I heard there is a very limited number of tickets to the ...
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Can I travel to France for the second time with my visa type D?

I was doing exchange programme in France for 4 months. For this, I got the visa for a long stay. Particulars mentioned on my visa are: France (sauf CTOM) From 22-08-2013 till 22-02-2014 Type of ...
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Cheap hotels with family rooms near motorways in France

I am driving to France with my family, so we will be 2 adults, 2 children and one infant. I guess we need a family 4 person room, because the infant can either use a travel cot or share the bed with ...
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Getting a Tourist visa after a Student visa

I did see a very similar question to this but it applied to working visas not student visas, but my situation is that I will be studying in France next year for 5-6 months using a student visa. Can I ...
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Passport control location when travelling from Disneyland Resort (Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy) by train to London

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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Which TGV routes travel at 500+ km/hr?

I want to take a TGV for the experience of traveling very fast on the ground. The Lyria trains are advertised to travel at 524+ km/hr. The TGV I took only went 300 km/hr. Does anyone know which routes ...
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Valid for Italy student visa but entry point is France [duplicate]

I have a category D student visa valid for Italy. I want to enter from Paris and stay there for 3 days before heading to Italy. Do I or can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa so I could enter Paris? ...
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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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Nantes airport shuttle details

Could anyone supply me with details of the shuttle bus operating at Nantes airport (France) - times, costs, etc.
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Application for Schengen visa when bank statement is not available

I would be going to UK and from there I would like to apply for a Schengen visa where the port of entry would be France. My friend who is a student stays in Lyon and I would be visiting him. However ...
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US passport holder visiting France for short scientific visit

I will be visiting France this fall for a "scientific visit" of about 80 days, and the relevant visa for this trip is the "Short stay visa for scientists, researchers and teachers" visa: http://www....
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Travelling to Schengen area with Type-D national Visa of Spain

Can I travel to France with my 90-days Type-D Visa (Trabajo Y Residencia) of Spain ? Its a Multiple Entry Visa. I had applied for Residence card (T.I.E) but did not receive yet. My Visa is valid till ...
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Convention d’accueil

I have been asked to bring this document "Convention d’accueil" for short stay visa in France, with me on the date of appointment, I could not understand from where I can get this document? Any idea ...
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Schengen visa for a one-week visit: Can I ask for a 90-day visa? [closed]

I am applying for a short-stay visa (less than 90 days) for attending a conference in France. I am going for a week, but the online form is for a multiple-entry visa only so what should be the Date ...
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Schengen visa refused two times by the French consulate, how to appeal? [closed]

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 company. I gave ...
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Traveling to Italy, then France, then Spain. In what country should I apply for my Schengen visa? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Italy, France, and Spain next year. I will be flying into Rome, Italy, and will be spending 2 nights there and 2 nights in Florence. Then I will travel to Côte d'Azur, France, ...
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Would Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the French embassy?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued from the French embassy in Bahrain. At the beginning, my flight was to Paris, France, but I want to change my route to be Amsterdam, Netherlands my ...
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Class C business Schengen VISA, visiting other Schengen countries on the same trip [duplicate]

I have a Schengen single entry class C Business VISA which I obtained from the Swiss embassy based in New York. It is valid for 25 days and I will be staying in Switzerland for 20 days. I came to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Valid Schengen visa in unmarried name and old expired passport, can I travel with both again?

I am a spouse of a British citizen and applied and was granted a Schengen visa from the French embassy last year, which is valid till 2015, this was however in my passport which has my maiden name. I ...
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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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Financial support proof for France Schengen visa

I am planning to apply for France Schengen visa soon. This is 9 days total (including travel). They need my current account statements for the last 3 months. Reg the proof of financial status, the ...
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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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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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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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Can I have two Schengen visas in one passport?

I will have to visit Europe twice for five months in total. I am Thai and will need a visa. The maximum stay in europe is 90 days, otherwise you have to apply for a long term stay according to my ...
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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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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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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 ...