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As Tor-Einar Jarnbjo correctly pointed out (+1), Schengen visas cannot generally be obtained from within France (or, in fact, anywhere in the Schengen area). It's sometimes (but not always) possible to apply for a residence permit from within a Schengen member state. In France, there are some exceptions (and as a PhD student, you might qualify for one) but ...


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In the first step you would take the email you received to the police and tell them your story. If the police in your country are looking for someone and you provide them with a good reason to believe an absconded person is in France, they will know what to do. There is a global computer network connecting police departments in participating countries; ...


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It's possible to have several visas in the same passport (e.g. an expired visa and a new one), even two unused visas with different periods of validity or back-to-back visas valid over a long period. On the other hand, I don't think consulates would generally issue overlapping visas but none of this is relevant to your travel plans. Whether you have one or ...


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Advance Passenger Information System or APIS gets inserted into your booking either by yourself or if you booked through a travel agent. It is usually inserted for all international travel. The information used is basically your passport number, place of issue, nationality, gender, name and surname all of which can be found on your passport. I think the ...


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I had to do the same thing. I just walked into a couple of cell phone stores in Paris - Vodafone etc and asked a young person (many of them speak English) for a prepaid SIM card that included 1GB of data. Ask them to set it up for you. English wasn't perfect but it worked. 99% of international airports have cell phone stores and more often than not have ...


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Turkey is listed by Air France as one of the countries requiring this type of information. The Air France list is slightly different from the Wikipedia list (itself based on an info page from Air Canada) but the latter does not claim to be comprehensive (“these countries include […]”). I guess this is called “APIS” by analogy with the US system and other ...


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According to a list provided by Air France, Turkey is one of the countries that utilizes APIS. Wikipedia's list is probably just out-of-date.


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I will go ahead and put in an official answer rather than just long comments :) 1) IMO homeaway is by far the biggest and easiest place to find 1-week gites. vrbo (not yet part of the homeaway group, unless you're reading this in the future) is second biggest 2) there is IMO no specific "longer holiday rentals (two weeks plus)" site in france/europe 3) ...


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No, in principle you should apply at your place of residence. In practice, many consulates might accept applications from citizens without asking for any other evidence that you are in fact a resident or or make an exception depending on your circumstances but technically that's the rule.


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You should be able to apply in India. See the FAQ here: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india/more_info/faq/schengen_visa_en.htm#faq5 However you may have to explain to the embassy you are applying to about the reason you are applying from India rather than the USA where you currently reside.


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I have never tried that one but it looks like it will do the job: GPS Map Explorer Lite PS: I am not at all linked with that app or the guy/team behind!


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I will let another person answer for how to get an appointment in France. I would however advise to log,you current vaccination on a International certificate of vaccination . This would give you the details of your vacination in an international standard format. If you arrive in France through charles de gaulle or orly airport you could contact the travel ...


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N.B. I'm reporting information found on the web in French, which looks broadly consistent and up-to-date. I've never visited these caves. The Lascaux cave, or more precisely the partial replica Lascaux II that's open to the public, is open everyday during the summer period, and closed Mondays and for lunchtime outside the summer period. Check the web page ...


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A couple of days ago I compiled all the practical transportation options for a Nice to Monaco trip. I though you guys might like to see all the possibilities, costs and advantages of each option. As I grew up in Monaco, I have tested all the possibilities for you, from the bus to the bike trip... SUMMARY of the information available on the link. Nice ...


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If you are thinking about Lascaux cave, you actually visit a replica of the cave, not the actual cave itself. But you really can't tell the difference. At the tourist office in Montignac you can buy tickets in advance, though it is limited to just a day or two ahead. So you could go buy the tickets, while your family does something else, then head to the ...


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You generally must always enter and exit a country on the same passport. The passport you exit a country with does not have to be the same one as the one you enter the next country with.


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So you want to enter France with 1500€ in cash? No problem: you only have to declare the money when it is above 10000€. So you don’t have to declare it. Les sommes (espèces ou chèques), titres (actions, obligations, etc.) ou valeurs d’un montant égal ou supérieur à 10.000 euros (ou son équivalent en devises), transportés par une personne physique, ...


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The Schengen visa is valid for all countries of l’espace Schengen; you can use it for entering l’espace Schengen at any border. If it has not expired, you are ok. But the national authorities can still refuse you entry for another reason: you are coming from a dangerous country, you have an arrest warrant on your head, etc ;)


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I have two passports, I generally book my flight using whichever one works better at the destination. I leave my country of residence using my passport-with-visa. There appears to be no connection between immigration control and the airlines - the airlines want to know that you are able to enter the destination country (or they get a nice big penalty) and my ...


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The only significant restriction I know of is that you must enter the US with your US passport (there may be a restriction by the country of issue of your EU passport, but probably not). Therefore you need to carry both passports. It doesn't matter which passport you book your outbound flight with, but it's probably a good idea to book your flight back to ...


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Since you are a US citizen, you don't need to worry about the US using passenger records to implement the electronic I-94 system, and the possible confusion that using multiple passports may cause there. You will obviously require your US passport upon returning to the US. You can book all your flights using your EU passport, and keep your US passport ...


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Yes, you can enter France from Switzerland with a Schengen visa. You will have to go through the border crossing process, as you are entering l’espace Schengen. It doesn’t matter from where you come from, as long as everything is in order for entering. Of course, if you arrive from a dangerous country, then the controls will be more strict. Source : ...


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Terminal 1 is a little confusing at the beginning. You're right; ride the CDGVAL to the terminal first. In most airports, departures are on the upper level and arrivals on the lower one. But here, the thing is reversed. As you get of CDGVAL you'll end up on the lower floor, which is the departures area with the check-in counters. To get to the arrivals, ...


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I seriously doubt there will be any work to unify the signs. The benefits are questionable (looking at the Wikipedia article you linked) - it is really easy to understand the signs in different countries - and the cost of changing all the signs in even one country is huge.


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You might want to consider Lyca Mobile http://www.lycamobile.fr/en/offers-mobile-internet It is not a prepaid plan (I do know they had special deals of 10 euro for 1000 mb for 30 days). However I notice that promo is not available right now. But you can get 1 mb for 9 cents. It is quite much but the good thing is that they offer english support. All you ...


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In France, public transportation is managed at multiple administrative levels. SNCF runs most of the trains, with shorter-distance trains operated on behalf of the regional councils. Buses are a mixture of private companies and public authorities, coordinated at the level of régions, départements or communauté de communes/d'agglomération/urbaine ...


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You ask many questions, and the answers are several. Yes, you can buy and own a french car while not being a resident. You can insure it either through your own company in whatever country you are in (for a short or long term period) or through a french company. The price might be high, since you might not offer the highest guarantee for the french ...


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As you can see on the map if you zoom in a little, the nearest train station is Lus-la-Croix-Haute. The trip from Grenoble takes about an hour and a half, it should appear as a result on the SNCF website, or you can see the timetable here. To reach Vaunières, maybe you could use a taxi or a car rental, I am not able to find any public transport option.


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The distance difference is not very big so your alternative route is probably a good choice. I took variants of it several times to go to the west of France from the Benelux and I was happy with it. On the other hand, by 10 AM, I think the rush hour in Paris would already be over and it's not a big concern in the summer anyway (many people will be on ...


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There are many distinct and rivalling royalists groupuscules in France so it seems unlikely that there is one answer to this question. It's not explicitly royalist (or even political at all) but the Fraternity St. Pius X tends to be associated with the most conservative quarters of French society, including some royalists. In France, one of their most ...


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I think all train lovers will be welcome to this place, even if it is not very widely advertised. Several French sites mention that it is possible to visit this place on saturday afternoon : http://www.tourisme93.com/visites-pour-les-passionnes-des-trains-et-du-chemin-de-fer.html ...


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It is listed in this guidebook (one of the excerpts discusses it), and various other websites describe visiting it, so I guess it's open to the public.



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