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 St-Jacques de Compostelle routes offers the most sightseeing while remaining well supported?

I wish to do the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage. I am deciding which path would be best for me. My main criteria is having lots of support infrastructure (albergues, water access, food, etc.) ...
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Printed my SNCF ticket and lost it?

I'm travelling from Lannion to Paris. I booked the train ticket on line, but was told I'd have to print it at the station. I did that before I left Paris. Now I've lost the printed tickets. Ugh. Can ...
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What to do in the Loire region in France when you're tired of castles? [on hold]

I already visited multiple castles in the Loire region in France and I really don't want to view more. What else can you do in the region? I've already been to a market in Beaugency, Blois, Tours and ...
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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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Cheap way to travel last minute across France by public transport?

The starting point and end point are not very important, but it will probably be Lille (~Belgium border) and end point around Hendaye (~Spanish border) I am planning to spend ~3 days crossing. Time ...
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Is it legal to camp outside in France and Spain?

I plan on hiking the St-Jacques-de-Compostelle trail, starting in France and ending in Spain. To lower the costs, I would like to camp on my own outside. Is it legal to camp outside in a small tent ...
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Valid un-stamped Dutch tourist visa, do I need Airport Transit Visa (ATV) for France? - Pakistan Passport [duplicate]

So I already have a valid Schengen tourist visa issued from Dutch embassy on my valid Pakistan passport. However, I have not yet traveled on it to Holland so it is still un-stamped by the immigration ...
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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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Which is the easiest French city to get by train from Brussels?

I will be spending a couple of days in Brussels. I would like to go to France and I would like to go by train. I tried to find that looking at the train line map, and at the belgium train website, ...
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Dieppe to Newhaven ferry - necessary to prebook ticket?

I will be travelling on my bike through France and eventually taking ferry from Dieppe (FR) to Newhaven (UK). It will be just me and my bicycle and I would like to go by ferry at around 6am. I ...
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Schengen visa for France [duplicate]

I recently applied for the Schengen visa from France Embassy in Sri Lanka. I applied with a friend of mine, but we both got rejected. They have mentioned the trip is not reliable. I am a university ...
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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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Schengen Visa via France, but visiting Amsterdam and Reykjavik (Iceland) [duplicate]

I am an Indian National and have a schengen visa via France embassy. I will be visiting Paris for a few days and then return to India. After a few days, I have to visit Amsterdam and Reykjavik (...
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Is the St-Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage realistic for a non-experienced hiker?

From what I can understand, the terrain is not particularily hard, but the trail is certainly very long. Given good enough boots and good planning for food and shelter, is it possible to get used to ...
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SNCF Bornes Libre Service with US Credit Cards

I want to use the self-service ticket machines in a French Railway station. I have a US Credit card with a chip ("puce"), but for which (in keeping with US credit card modalities), I don't get asked ...
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Do I need to order train-tickets in advance? Italy, France [closed]

I will be travelling in the area south of France - Venice soon, and would like some idea if I should order train tickets in advance. My only concern is getting on the train, and price (I do know it ...
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Are there organized surfing day trips from Bordeaux?

I am eyeing a weekend trip to Bordeaux as flights are cheap and was thinking to go surfing for a day while there, given that some surfing spots are relatively close. I found that I could take the ...
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How easy/hard is it to go from Lyon to Grenoble (France) on a 50cc scooter?

I am planning a trip trough the french countryside and was wondering if the elevation climb (roughly 800 at the halfway point) will be a big factor. I'm not looking to go fast, roughly between 50 and ...
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Can I do internship in Malta with Schengen type D visa? [closed]

I am currently doing my masters in France. I have a Schengen type D visa. My visa is valid till September 2016. But I am extending it till December 2016. I got an internship offer from Malta. Can I ...
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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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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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STATI Schengen : What does it mean

I am going to Europe for my honeymoon. My entry and exit is from Rome. My Visa says Stati Schengen, Type C. I understand Type C is for short term travel. Can anyone help me understand Stati means ? ...
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Clarification on early-disembarkation on with a Schengen visa in alternate country

I'm a Nigerian with a 3 month Schengen visa to Athens, Greece double entry. My flight is Air France route Lagos-France-Greece. Can I be stamped in at France at a port of entry before my connecting ...
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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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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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Marriage in France [closed]

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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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 ...