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There is some confusion, top commercial speed for TGV is 320 km/hr between Paris and Lorraine (on the way to Metz, Nancy, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, or Germany). Some conventional high-speed trains run at 350 in Spain and China, 400-430 with Maglev technology, but not at 500 and more. Some French high-speed lines are also designed to support 350 or 360 but to ...


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It's a document you would get from a research institution if you are coming there for a few weeks to do research. It's not unusual for a professor or young researcher to go for a short time to another institution to exchange ideas, work on an empirical study or write a paper. If they stay for less than 90 days, they would not get a long-stay visa but this ...


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As mentioned in this official webpage, the list of mandatory accessory in a car in France is : a reflecting jacket a security triangle a breathalyser Nevertheless, it is also explicitly mentioned that the lack of a breathalyser isn't submitted to a penalty. You are therefore actually not required to have one in your car. You can be submitted to an ...


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Generally speaking, it's not possible for people who don't need a short-stay visa to get one, that's not how Schengen visas work (unlike the UK or US for example, where you can apply for a visa for various reasons even if your citizenship qualifies you for the Visa Waiver Program or you're not a visa national). So the French consulate should not give you a ...


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Entering through France is definitely not a requirement. Even if you had planned to enter through the Netherlands from the get go, if you are staying in France the longest, getting a French visa is what you were supposed to do. Changing your plans compared to the itinerary you submitted with your application is not completely forbidden either but it does ...


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The website you mentioned does not appear to be legitimate, do not enter any info in there (I removed the link for that reason). To know where to lodge an application, you need to track down the local French consulate (or embassy's consular section). Unfortunately, I could not find an official list on the Foreign Ministry's website but French embassies have ...


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You appear to be a US citizen, as you have never been outside the US. US citizens do not need visas for visits to the Schengen area, as long as they are not present in the Schengen area for no more than 90 days in any 180-day period. If you are not a US citizen, please update your question. The claim that Spain does not accept Schengen visas issued by ...


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There are benches at several places in the park, some in quiet areas a bit away from the shows and attractions, e.g. near a small lake under some trees. These could be nice for a small nap. There might also be some grass available (not sure if you were authorized to step on the grass though). If you're looking for something more comfy, there are several ...


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Formally, pay slips are not a requirement per se but having sufficient financial means and providing some guarantees that you will return to your country of residence are. For the financial means, you can for example submit bank statements instead of pay slips. Your friend should also obtain an official invitation (attestation d'accueil), which would ...


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SIM cards are an international standard. France uses the GSM network. Therefore, all you will need is a GSM headset that work on 800/900/1800/2100/2600 frequencies and is unlocked and you can use it in France.



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