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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What is the difference between “Gazole” and “Diesel” in France?

I am driving a car with a Diesel engine. I always thought that "Gazole" and "Diesel" were synonymous to each other, only to drive in a gas station which mentioned both terms, as in "Gazole" and "...
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Travel benefits on basis of French nationality of husband? [on hold]

My husband is French national. What are the benefits that I can get because of his nationality? I have a daughter also.
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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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French national with Australian partner [on hold]

Hi there my girlfriend is from France and I'm an Australian guy and was wondering if anybody had applied for a spouse visa to live in France or Atleast what the process is?
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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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Going to Angers, France [on hold]

So I am going to Angers, France in November. Anyone know about the cost of living and things to do there? I will be visiting for 2 weeks for a project. Thanks.
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Marriage in France [on hold]

I wanted to ask you some help for marriage. I live in France with a visa Scientifique Chercheur which is soon going to expire on 19 September 2016. Before it expires, I'm going to submit my document ...
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France Visa for indian passport holder bt british dependant [duplicate]

I have indian passport with dependant visa, my husband has recently got a british passport and my baby is british by birth. We are planning to go to Paris, do i need a visa? If yes what is the ...
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How do I extend my residence permit after funding ends in France? [migrated]

I am a PhD student in France. My funding ends this September and my student visa (Type of Visa: D) will expire this September as well. However, I defend my thesis in October. Is it possible to ...
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Non-EU married to a British citizen. Must we travel in Schengen zone together?

I am an Egyptian man living in Egypt. My wife lives in the UK. We were planing on go on holiday to France. Is it possible for me to travel to France as an EU-Spouse without needing a Visit visa, or ...
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Is a hold on a ticket sufficient proof of flight reservation for French visa?

I've applied for a student short stay visa for France (on an Indian passport) and the local consulate required the following for the application : Copy of personal return flights reservation with ...
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Where in Paris can I cheaply store my luggage for 3 weeks?

I am travelling across Europe and I have a bunch of stuff that does not fit in my backpack. I'd like to keep it here in Paris where I will be back in 3 weeks. So far I have only found lockers at the ...
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Forgot old passport with schengen/student visa

I am a Japanese full-time student in the UK now on a trip to Paris. I have two passports: one new and valid, one old and void. However, my student visa/Schengen visa is in the old passport, which I ...
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Paris CDG Connection Time Terminal 1 to TGV

I will fly via Frankfurt to Paris CDG, from where I will take the TGV to Poitiers. The scheduled arrival of my Lufthansa flight is 17h00 at Terminal 1 of CDG. The TGV departs at 18h09 from Terminal ...
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Fiancee has Indefinite Leave to Remain, I am UK Citizen. Going to France for honeymoon

My fiancee and I are going to France for our honeymoon. I am a UK citizen, but she is a Zambian citizen with indefinite leave to remain in UK. I understand we will need a visa for our travel, but ...
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Tips for visiting Disneyland Paris

When you visit your local amusement park, you're often aware of how to get the best deal (cheapest visit). Living in Denmark, going to Lego Land we always seem to know where you either get free ...
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Under what conditions are Schengen short-stay student visas issued free of charge?

Recently, I applied for a Schengen short stay student visa (for visiting France) on an Indian passport. The local VFS website (whose link is given in the local consulate website) said that I needed to ...
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Are there any Squat houses in Paris?

I will be in Paris soon and I am interested in finding squat houses due to their cultural offer. Here where I live (Madrid, Spain) there are squat houses where talks, conferences or concerts are held ...
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Any special requirements in driving from Spain to France?

I'm renting a car in Barcelona. And i would like to make a trip at the Pyrenees, both the Spanish and French sides. Are there any special requirements needed for the rented car?
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa. I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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Attestation d'accueil for connections in other country?

I have a friend coming from Brazil to stay with me in Paris for some weeks. Does he need an Attestation d'accueil even if his flight has a connection in another country in the Schengen Zone? (which ...
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The website says the Eiffel Tower is sold out for two months. Is there anything I can do?

I went to the Eiffel Tower web site looking to buy tickets for an upcoming visit, and found that, except for a few days, it is sold out for basically two months. I am guessing that it is not truly ...
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Canada mobile phone plan [closed]

I'm going to study abroad (in Québec) for 4 months. My question is related to my mobile phone plan. I currently have a french mobile phone plan with Orange. The Orange website is... well quite ...
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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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I need to have some Schengen visa information [duplicate]

i want to get a visa from Sweden embassy to visit Sweden, may i have a visit of France by using the same visa. thanks AMIR
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Supermarket evaluation and rating in France

I am going to be spending a few weeks in France renting a house, so I was wondering if there are any online or other service that rate local supermarket chains or grocery stores in France. US has ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in France?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in France Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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Is there a list of countries that do not reset the “clock” for Canada visits?

Note: this is about Canada. 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. ...
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How can I enjoy the Euro 2016 without having a ticket?

The Euro 2016 is the European football championship that will be held in France from June, 16 to July, 16 this year. I will be in France (mostly in Paris, but I can move to other areas) during this ...
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Apply for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Can one travel to more than one schengen countries with having schengen visa of only one of those countries? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Paris from India for 7-10 days this July for educational interview. So I'll apply for Schengen visa. In return, I'm thinking of booking flights via any other country probably Czech ...
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Is public transportation avaible at night in Lyon?

Is public transportation available in Lyon at night? If yes, until what time does night transport run?
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Is it possible to enter france first stay there for 2 days and then go to Germany as I got my visa via Germany [duplicate]

Hi I have a Schengen visa via german embassy,my earlier plan was to go to Germany directly but now due to some unforeseen circumstances I have to reschedule my flight and now I want to directly enter ...
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What is the city center of Lyon in France so we don't book too far?

I am booking in Lyon, France, and I want to know the city center of the city so I don't book too far. I found some places in Monplaisir, which I don't know if it is close or not Update What about ...
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Can I get a 50cc mo-ped in France on a British provisional licence? [closed]

I am currently doing a Gap-Year in France/Switzerland. The thing is, I don't drive and it has proven murder to cycle everywhere. I do have a British provisional licence and was wondering what the ...
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Are there any power outlets available in SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

Are there any power outlets available inside SNCF's Intercités de Nuit? Ideally I'd like to know about both second and first class sleeper compartments, and any other possible locations.
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Schengen visa/Permesso di Soggiorno [duplicate]

I have been in Italy since November 2015 for work and have been granted a "permesso di soggiorno" for the duration of my contract (6-7 months). In parallel, I already have a Schengen visa valid up to ...
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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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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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Which countries are not recognized by or don't recognize France [closed]

After some research, I haven't found a precise list of countries which don't recognize France as a country and vice-versa (list of countries which are not recognized by France). I think if such list ...
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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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How do you avoid the hefty toll fee on the French highways?

Some of the toll fee's on the French highways are hefty. I know that you can avoid them by taking the routes nationales, where some are almost like highways. I don't mind traveling a little bit longer ...
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How to calculate road toll charges when driving from Spain to Germany?

How much does one have to pay to go the whole way from San Sebastián (Northern Spain) to Munich (Germany) via French (and possibly Swiss) highways (i.e. autoroute or Autobahn)? Google Maps currently ...
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What is the cheapest way of getting from Lyon to Saint-Paul-de-Varax?

How can I get from Lyon to either Saint-Paul-de-Varax or Saint-André-le-Bouchoux by more affordable means than TER train (€10.30 one way per person)? I am thinking that maybe there are buses that ...
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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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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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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 ...