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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How do I discover what parts of France are within 1-day travel?

I'm headed to France next week and I will be staying in Paris. I will use only public transport. How do I calculate what destinations are within a 1/2-day travel (go in the morning, stay the day and ...
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Calling within Europe

I am traveling this spring in Switzerland, France and Italy. I want to be able to make just a handful of local calls in each country. I will NOT be using my American cellphone to call the United ...
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What's the typical response time for a SNCF Réclamation en Ligne claim?

Earlier this week I got caught out by the SNCF strikes when my train was cancelled, and ended up with an unexpected night in Paris. I've had a chat with my (expensive but fairly generous) travel ...
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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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How to “acquire the right” to travel within the Schengen states while on “Long term French visa”

I am a citizen of India (third-country national?) and I currently reside in the United States. I will be joining a job in France on a "Long stay French visa". I was looking around the web to see if I ...
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Is it easy to get a visa for France if one already has a visa for the UK and applies from the UK?

For a Russian citizen: If I have a general purpose (6 months) visa for the UK, and am currently in the UK, does that make it easier to get a visa for France. For example: I'm in the UK on the ...
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Why do UK train tickets crossing London include the underground, but Paris ones don't for the metro?

When buying a UK train ticket, if one of the allowed routes for it involves changing stations in London, then then the route on the ticket will be printed with a dagger (†; described in publications ...
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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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We want to travel from Greece to Paris with same Schengen visa

We just got our visa for Greece and we are thinking that if it is Schengen visa we should also travel to Paris. Will the same visa will work? Will there be a problem using the same visa? We are ...
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Indian having UK visa. Can I get a Schengen visa on arrival at France?

I am Indian travelling to UK with a business visa. I plan to travel to France for a day or two, while I am in UK through Euro Tunnel. Can I get a Schegan visa on arrival at France? How much does it ...
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Paris and Riviera - July/August 2015 By Train

This summer I will be going to a wedding in Paris at the beginning of July. Our plan was to just do Paris originally, but we are now considering adding London at the beginning or the French riviera ...
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Travelling from Leipzig to Strasbourg [closed]

I am planning to travel to Strasbourg, France from Leipzig, Germany. I haven't found any routes without a huge number of stopovers enroute. I am open to traveling by bus, train or flight as long as ...
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Dual nationality, not sure how to switch passports!

I am a US and EU citizen residing in the US. I am going backpacking throughout Africa and want to travel on my EU passport. My flight is US–Paris–Tunis–Cairo. When do I use each passport? Do I book my ...
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Can I buy pre-paid data plan in France for 4 weeks, without speaking French?

I am going to France (with a car) for just over 3 weeks. Is it possible to buy a pre-paid SIM card with Internet (around 500MB - 1GB), so I can use it with my phone? An important complication is that ...
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How close to Kortrijk / Courtray can you get with a Lille public transport ticket (and still make it there)?

A few people have mentioned to me that the Belgian town of Kortrijk / Courtray is nice to visit as a day trip from Lille, and with a good eye can apparently (almost?) be seen from the clock tower of ...
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Can I use “Récépissé de demande de carte de séjour to re-enter” to France? [closed]

I am student in France but I am not French. During the holiday, I came back to my country. Before I came back, I have received the "Recepisse De Demande De Carte De Sejour" in the form of paper from ...
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How far in advance do you need to get to Quimper (UIP) airport?

As I understand it, Quimper Airport (UIP) is not exactly the world's largest or busiest airport. I'm not sure if it has standing jokes about clearing sheep off the runway when needed, as Rotterdam ...
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When buying a ticket without a reservation on an Intercités train, is there any advantage to buying it in advance, instead of just before departure?

In particular: Is it possible that buying the same ticket earlier will result in a lower price? Is there a limit on the number of tickets sold (in which case tickets may not be available just before ...
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What are the facilities like at Lille Europe station after Eurostar checkin?

Before boarding the Eurostar, you have to go through security (xray of bags and metal detector for people), and juxtaposed boarder controls (show your passport to immigration officers from the country ...
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What is the most convenient possibility to rent a kayak for the Allier?

A friend and I are members in a kayaking club in Germany, and want to go to our club's tour on the Allier. We have a common friend who is interested in coming along, but she is not officially a club ...
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Is there a list of countries that do not reset the time limit for Canada visits?

When travelling to the USA, you cannot reset the 90-day counter by going to Canada or Mexico, if you are a national of a country taking part in the Visa Waiver Program. Is there similarly a rule for ...
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Indian Passport stolen in France. Can Indian embassy in Austria issue a new passport?

I am a student in Austria travelling around Europe. My Indian passport was stolen in France. I immediately reported the theft in the nearest police office and got myself a police report. I have my ...
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Bus line 21 from Nice to Castellane

It is my first time traveling to France, and I want to visit the beautiful Gorges du Verdon. I've booked a place at Castellane, and before going there, I'll be at Nice. I've done some research on how ...
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Delay due to strikes - can you claim on the SNCF Garantie Ponctualité?

Thanks to the question on checking SNCF trains during a strike, I was able to discover that one of my trains today was cancelled. Sadly though, the only alternative involved a very hefty delay and an ...
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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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Public transport from Nantes to La Roche-Bernard

I'm heading to a wedding in La Roche-Bernard on June. I want to know how easy it would be for me to arrive in Nantes and get public transport there. I speak no French but am generally comfortable ...
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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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How do I change my TGV reservation to allow for print-at-home option?

I booked my TGV ticket on the French version of voyages-sncf.com. Not being able to read French, I wasn't aware at the time that there was a print-at-home option. Just in case my train arrives late, I ...
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Visiting Rocamadour, France by train

Is Rocamadour rail station near the city centre? Can I go to visit Rocamadour by train, or do I need a car for it?
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Using Eurorail to buy a flexible ticket in France?

I am currently travelling around France and having a good time. I have a Eurail pass for eight journeys in France. I have used one of those journey from Paris to Rennes. I was wondering is it ...
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How long is the process to obtain a French working holiday visa as an Australian?

I am Australian and looking to obtain a working holiday visa for France. I have read and seen that it takes approximately 2 weeks to get the visa after appointment and sending application. Has anyone ...
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I booked an TGVAir train+plane ticket with Air France, must I travel the first (train) leg?

I have a booked TGVAir train+plane ticket with Air France. The problem now is that SNCF, the company that will effectively be handling my train journey, announced a train strike on my departure date. ...
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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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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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Can I earn SNCF Voyager points, for a booking made without the membership number?

Having now worked out what the SNCF Voyageur program is, I've gone ahead and joined it, as I've a number of TGV journeys coming up in the coming months. The slight wrinkle is that most of these TGV ...
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Tickets for occasional public transport use in Lille?

I'm trying to work out what the best ticketing option will be for occasional uses of public transport in Lille. Say, 3-4 trips a week for several weeks, mostly within the centre of the city, mixture ...
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Brussels to Les Arcs for skiing, other than by car? [closed]

I would like to go skiing in Les Arcs this winter. How can I get there from Belgium using public transport? Should I fly to Geneva? Take the Thalys or TGV? I don't want to rent a car. Is it a ...
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Change of plans: Going to another country with a single-entry Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa issued from a Swiss Embassy. Can I use it to enter France as my first entry to the Schengen area?
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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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Any bus from Grenoble to Valence France?

As you might know, there is a strike going on in France, which affects all TGV TER trains, including some buses run by SNCF. SO I am looking for an alternative travel option from Grenoble to Valence ...
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Schengen Visa - Change of Destination? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen Visa that I issued from the German embassy back in 2011 (it's still valid till mid-2014). I never actually went to Germany though. It says visa type: C, multiple entries, 90 days ...
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Renting a holiday house in the Riviera with a small child

Where is the best place to do holiday rentals for a holiday house in the Riviera? Any particular webpage or operator would be appreciated. We are considering somewhere between Antibes and Nice, but ...
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How can I find out if someone is in the Schengen Information System (SIS)?

Long story short my elderly mom (74) with USA passport overstayed in Spain and got a fine put on her coming out of France. She did not tell us how long she would be banned for. I want her to come see ...
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Travel from Barcelona to Nice visiting Carcassonne on the way

I'm planning to fly to Barcelona, stay there for about a week and then make my way to Nice and fly back home from there a week later. It seems like taking a bus is the easiest and cheapest way to ...
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Eurail Pass from Lyon to Milan

I plan to buy a Eurail pass that enables me to travel from France to Italy. I plan to buy the France-Italy Rail Pass, but I don't know whether I would need to buy an extra pass because from my ...
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Indian citizen living in United Kingdom wants to get a Schengen visa for France

I am an Indian living in UK with a valid UK business visa. I learnt that it is not possible to get a France on-arrival visa from this question. Can I walk in to the French embassy in UK and apply for ...
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Can I get off a Eurostar train at an earlier stop? [duplicate]

For an upcoming Eurostar journey I'm considering taking, I've noticed a very odd pricing situation. For some reason, the cost of a ticket on the 19:34 Lille & Brussels service is cheaper if I book ...
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Which Dijon station does the Milan-Paris Thello train stop at?

The Thello train running from Milan to Paris stops in Dijon. However, neither Seat61 nor Thello's own website indicate which Dijon station it stops at. According to DB's website, there is Dijon Ville ...
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Accommodation while driving from Calais towards Paris

What are budget options to spend the night somewhere on the way between Calais and Paris while driving the motorway (closer to Paris ideally)? Are there any affordable hotels at the motorway services? ...
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Is there public transport between Quimper Airport and the city centre?

Quimper Cornouaille Airport (UIP) is located about 10km from Quimper, near the village of Pluguffan. That's a little bit more than I fancy walking, so I'm wondering if there's any public transport ...