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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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Do I need a transit visa for France? Nigeria to Spain [duplicate]

I am from Nigeria and I am traveling to Madrid in Spain. I have a Schengen visa for Spain but I am using Air France, which will stop over in CDG for about 2 hours (layover period) before continuing to ...
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Clarification needed about my Schengen visa (CZ, DE, SK)

I got a Schengen visa recently from the French embassy. It shows that it is valid for ETATS SCHENGEN•(CZ, DE, SK). Can anybody explain what it means?
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Refused entry stamp (c) in Paris. Will it create problems?

Recently, I went from Turkey to Paris to Mexico but mexico denied me entry. They didn't give me any reason. After that they sent me back to Paris but Paris put a stamp on my passport. They put me in a ...
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Proof of sufficient fund for France visa

I am an Indian student who will be attending the global summer school program offered by HEC Paris this July. While applying for the visa, I came across a "Proof of sufficient funds" ...
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Who qualifies for free admission to the Louvre?

I'm a student in Germany and I have a student visa but I don't have a residence permit yet. Am I eligible to get into the Louvre for free?
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Are there any specific plans for France to shut/restrict its Schengen borders during the 2024 Summer Olympics?

While Schengen borders are generally open, countries have the right to shut/restrict their borders with other Schengen countries in certain scenarios. Has France announced any plans to temporarily ...
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Schengen visa - should I apply for tourism or business category?

I am a teacher at a UK secondary school. My school wants me to go on a school trip to France. The trip is to accompany our students to spend 5 days in Paris for tourism, no courses or any similar sort ...
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Schengen Visa Application for France through VFS Global [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa for France along with my wife on 9th February, 2024, at 8:56 am through VFS Global, Hyderabad. I got a mail on the same day that my application was sent to VFS Global ...
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Do you need to enter France directly for the visa to be valid?

My wife's nephew is coming to stay with us (in France) to complete his studies. The closest airport though is in Geneva, Switzerland. Does he have to land in France for the visa application to be ...
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Does a Bangladeshi citizen need a transit visa for a short layover in France?

Hello Travel Community, I am a Bangladeshi citizen planning to travel through France en route to another destination. My itinerary includes a short layover in a French airport, and I am trying to ...
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TER Occitanie ticket pricing at station vs online

I'm planning a return trip from Latour-de-Carol to Toulouse next week. Prices for next week on SNCF Connect are higher (~25 euros per single trip) than further in the future (starting at just 10 euros)...
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How dangerous is it near Chateau Rouge?

I am booked to stay in Rue Poulet near Chateau Rouge metro (Paris) next week. I have heard bad things about safety in that area. How dangerous is it really in that area? As a single woman, would I be ...
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Do I need a multi-entry Schengen visa as an Indian if I’ve a layover in Germany on the way to UK and travelling to France post UK in the same trip?

We'll be first arriving in London with a 1-hour layover in Munich and then taking a train from London to Paris. On return, we have a layover in Zurich and then back to India. The layovers are both 1 ...
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Filter Airbnb rooms for Eiffel tower view

I am looking for a room with Eiffel tower view. I can't seem to find any relevant filter (which I understand is too specific, but on the other hand too iconic to ignore). Any ideas how to approach ...
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Can I re enter France with a demande de duplicata pour un titre de séjour?

I have a 10-year France titre de séjour but it was lost. I applied for a duplicate but I haven't received it yet. It's been more than two months. I have only a “demande de duplicata pour un titre de ...
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Can I bring back electronic components from Taiwan?

I'm currently in Taiwan and the CPU/GPU are cheaper here than in France. Is there any law or regulation preventing me to buy some for me and my friend and to come back to France with them (I may also ...
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Can I sponsor my mother for a Schengen visa?

My mother is a housewife and lives in India. I am staying in England on a work permit. I want to take my mother to France and sponsor the whole trip for both of us. How can I do that? Since I have to ...
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Travelling Europe after French visa expires [duplicate]

I’m an Australian currently living in France, I have a 12-month long-stay visa. I want to travel to Croatia for 10 days after my visa has expired. My question is, am I then able to return to France (...
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Can I enter France from outside EU with German Fiktionsbescheinigung and/or Schengen Visa?

I have been living and working in Germany for 6 months with a work D-type national visa. A week before its expiration I received Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) with third box tickled (...
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Is it worth appealing a France visa refusal?

My France visa was rejected 2 times. I had submitted all relevant documents with strong ties with my home country. I provided a detailed itinerary day by day and all confirmed bookings of flights and ...
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My Schengen visa is in my old passport with my maiden name and new passport has married name [duplicate]

My Schengen visa is in my old passport with my maiden name and new passport has married name. Can I travel to France? As far as I know it’s okay with both passports and marriage certificate but I ...
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Get EC261 compensation if airline is refusing

This is a followup to my previous question: Flight from EU rescheduled 2 days prior to departure. Am I entitled for EC261? We have booked a FlyOne Armenia flight 3F 928 from Paris (CDG) to Yerevan. It ...
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Will I need cash in Disneyland Paris and French Alpine ski resorts?

On recent travel I have mostly relied on credit cards for everything, except in New York where I found a lot of people expect / prefer cash for tips. How much is cash likely to be necessary / ...
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What is the metro broadcast in the Paris metro for a suspicious package?

I was in the Paris metro and the train got stopped due to a suspicious package. I didn't understand the broadcast message because it was in French. I only became aware of this after everyone went out ...
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Are there any public database or map that keeps track of reported bed bug infestation in France?

From what I read, there is currently a bed bug infestation in Paris, France. Such an infestation often affects places used by travelers such as public transportation, hotels and Airbnb. Are there any ...
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Can I get tax refund stamp if just traveling between EU countries?

I traveling to France and Germany from the US and my outbound flight is Berlin to New York with a very tight layover in Amsterdam. I plan on doing some shopping in Paris but I'm concerned that I won't ...
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Flight from EU rescheduled 2 days prior to departure. Am I entitled for EC261?

We have booked a FlyOne Armenia flight 3F 928 from Paris (CDG) to Yerevan. It was originally scheduled to depart at 16:50 on Aug 19, and arrive at 23:10. However, today (Aug 17) at 10:39 (Paris time) ...
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When Schengen Visa issuing country is different from first entry Schengen country

I’m an Indian passport holder planning to Tavel from Mumbai to Prague (transiting through Qatar) via Qatar Airways. As I’m going to spend more days in France, as per the rules I got the Schengen visa ...
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Paris Navigo Easy pass for public transport

I am travelling to Paris and I am confused how to validate the ticket when changing metro or bus. I will be using the Navigo Easy pass. Below an example of a way I might take. The second option, the ...
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Chateaux of Loire valley for one-day trip from Paris

We'll be in Paris in August, and would like to see one of Loire chateaux. We'd like to use public transport, but my quick search shows that most of them are within 2-3 hours from Paris, which sounds a ...
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Applying for Schengen visa from India (working remotely for a US university)

I am working as a scientist for an US university and I have been invited to attend a conference in France. However, I am working remotely from India to take care of family responsibilities for the ...
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Visiting other Schengen countries with a France visa [duplicate]

I am having a France visa type D sauf CTOM, multi entries. Can I visit other Schengen countries?
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Can I join a TGV at a later station?

I've got an Interrail 2nd pass global pass. I also have a TGV reservation from Turin to Paris. Could I join the TGV at a later station (Oulx) using the reservation from Turin to Paris (Oulx is a stop ...
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Flights Arriving TO (not From!) an Airport

I’m trying to find a list of all flight arriving to BIQ on September 1, 2023 — online services allow me to find flight from that airport to anywhere, but not to. Any ideas?
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Two Schengen visas for the same period

I am residing in UK (with Indian passport and BRP) and had recently applied for German Schengen visa for tourism purpose (Type C) which clearly mentions Besuch (visit visa) on it. I got that visa for ...
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Can I travel without a passport as a dual French/Japanese citizen

As a dual citizen of both France and Japan, would it be possible to travel on a direct flight from Japan to France, and from France to Japan without owning any passport? The traveler would use a ...
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Any caveats in renting an electric car in Lyon?

We are going to rent a car in Lyon in August for about a week. We will live in Albertville, and are going to explore the area, including travel to neighbour countries (Geneva, maybe Turin). I see that ...
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Will my Navigo Pass be replenishable next year?

NYC OMNI "tap & go" passes are refillable and do not expire for 5 years. The French equivalent is Navigo: I purchased a weekly pass for 5 + 30 Euros. Can I reuse the pass next year in ...
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Tips for taking a ferry from France (Calais) to the UK (Dover) without advance booking?

I plan to drive from Central Europe to the UK this summer, taking a ferry across the Strait of Dover (not the Eurotunnel - that's boring for children). Since it's more than 1000 km drive from my place ...
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Travelling back to France 1 week before visa expiry

I am a student in France and my 1 year visa expires on August 18th. I will be applying for the renewal of my visa in the next 2-3 days. I am planning to travel to India in July and return back to ...
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Can you briefly exit a country and re-enter?

I am a college student on an one-month exchange program in France, with full scholarship awarded by the French Embassy/Consulate of France. Round trip direct flight tickets had been ordered for me by ...
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Passport Expires in 3 months. Can we extend stay?

My wife's passport expires in 3 months and she didn't know about the rule that you can't fly to Europe if it expires within 3 months. We shortened her stay by a few days to accommodate this. My ...
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Visiting Uzes (Uzès), France. Ideas for transportation, things to do

I'm visiting Uzès for about 1 month. Coming from California. I want to rent a car. Do folks have recommendations on how to get there? Based on my research, I assume fly into Paris and take a train and ...
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Car insurance for renting car outside of United States (France)

I'm planning on renting a car in France for about one month. I live in the United States and my insurance company (State Farm) states that their coverage does not extend beyond the U.S. and Canada. ...
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How to purchase multiple tickets in the Île-de-France Mobilités app for public transport in Paris

I downloaded the Île-de-France Mobilités app for transport in Paris. I will be traveling with my wife and her phone does not support NFC, so she can't purchase tickets with hers. I want to purchase ...
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American with visa entry to France. May he land in Belgium when coming to Europe for the first time?

I am from Belgium. I have an American friend who wants to travel in Europe. He has a tourist visa entry to France (Schengen). May he land in Belgium when using his visa for the first time? I am ...
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Re-Apply for Schengen Visa after rejection in a different country?

My husband who is an Indian software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle with a Green Card just had his Swiss Schengen visa rejected on the basis of: "The information submitted regarding the ...
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Boiling tap water in Paris

I am visiting Paris. In the accommodation given to me, I was told I can drink tap water. I was drinking from sometime. Few days back I boiled the water. A layer formed on surface of the water, when I ...
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Best phone plan (ideas) for travelling in France from the United States [duplicate]

Excuse the specific nature of this question. Hopefully it somewhat applies to a more general audience. I live in the United States and I'm travelling to France this summer for 2 months. I use to ...
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Recieve SNCF G30 refund with American bank (Chase)?

I live in the United States. Several weeks ago, my partner and I traveled on the TGV inOUI train from Paris to Barcelona. A section of the high-speed track was out of service so the train ended up ...
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