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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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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

I am a masters student from Chennai, India and I am studying in Lille, France. The temperature in Chennai is not cold and we don't have much temperature variations. I bought clothes for cold but they ...
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Do I need a travel insurance if I'm having a transit flight in France (to outside EU)?

Do I need travel insurance if I have a transit flight of about 5 hours in France (to outside EU)? I'm not from one of the countries for which a Schengen transit visa is necessary, but I had a question ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

I was born in the United States, but also have French citizenship by birth as my parents are both French. I would like to spend more than 90 days visiting France and maybe other countries in the ...
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Recheck luggage at Paris CDG, possible with Indian passport and Canadian work visa?

I am going from Delhi to Calgary via Paris on a self tranfer flight. Will have to collect and recheckin luggage. Is this possible with Indian passport and Canadian work visa itself? Or any other ...
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Betel nuts on Saudia Airlines to Paris

I'm traveling to Paris on Saudia Airlines and want to carry 5-10kg of betel nuts. Is it allowed?
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Why do French customs officers search Eurostar passengers leaving France?

I recently travelled from Paris to London on the Eurostar. After passing through the juxtaposed passport controls, passengers go through what appears to be regular airport-style security including a ...
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What do these train codes on Paris RER B (airports subway line) mean?

While standing on the platform waiting for the RER B train to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, I noticed codes like ELOT or EPEX besides arrival time, platform number, destination, etc. What do ...
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Travel pass in Brittany, France?

Is there a travel pass available, with which it is possible to take any (most) train and bus in Brittany within a certain time period (e. g. for one week)? I searched on https://www.mobibreizh.bzh/ ...
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Registering a car in the EU as a non-resident citizen

I am considering a grand tour of the EU by road. This would be in a small electric car; I don't plan on creating lots of pollution as I go. Partly because the car would have a small range and also ...
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Full vaccination for France in Canada

I currently live in Canada and would like to travel to France in about a month from now. As of today, Canada is in the "green" list of countries with regard to covid, which makes it possible ...
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Will not stay longest to the issuing country - Schengen Visa

Can somebody help me with my dilemma: My wife and I were issued a tourist Schengen Visa by the French embassy. We applied through them because our initial plan was that we will stay in France the ...
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Is it possible on TGV INOUI to book a second leg of a ticket to extend my journey on the train?

I booked tickets on Trainline to travel from Paris Montparnasse to Poitiers and the realised that the train continues to Surgeres, rather than down to Bordeaux. I was going to get a lift from Poitiers ...
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How can you go from Paris to l'Ile d'Yeu?

This summer I will be going to France for the first time. While preparing my trip, I found L'ile d'Yeu (Yeu Island), off the Vendée coast of western France, as one of the destinations I want to visit ...
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When exactly am I considered a Novice Driver in France?

In France, special rules apply to novice drivers for the first three years after they get their driver's license. I am german, living in germany just a short distance from the border. I got a german ...
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French Schengen Issued visa but more consecutive days staying in Italy

I have a Schengen visa issued by France, now I am traveling to France From July 21-24 (3 nights) and Sept 16-19 (3 nights), but I am going to Italy as well on Aug 25-29. Obviously I have more ...
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Can I enter Spain with a few days left in expiration of my French student visa?

I am an Erasmus Mundus student with semesters in France, Spain and Germany. I am in possession of a French Type-D student visa (sauf-CTOM) with multientry, which expires on 20 Aug 2022. I have already ...
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Whom to contact for an inevitable Schengen overstay because of medical reasons?

I'm travelling to Switzerland and France on a tourist (Schengen-C visa). The visa was issued by Switzerland (for 15 days), but my return flight is from Paris. In the hypothetical case that I'm ...
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Travelling to France with an expired German identity card

My German identity card ("Personalausweiss") expired less than a month ago and I also do not hold a German passport. Can I travel from Germany to France by car without problems ... at the (...
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Schengen (France) proof sufficient financial means

American here, I am going to France next week, for a duration of 17 days. I am confused about the documents I need to present, namely: Proof of accommodation: I will be staying with my girlfriend. ...
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Why can't you order just drinks on a French restaurant's terrace?

We're on holiday in France, where many restaurants are seen having a terrace (an outside seating area). Given many restaurants, at least all over smaller towns in Bretagne, close between like 14:00 ...
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Can we travel from UK to France with just a NHS app showing recovery from COVID?

I'm planning to travel with my wife from London to Paris by Eurostar. I'm fully vaccinated, and hold a French passport. She's also vaccinated, but her last jab was 9 months and 2 days ago, which ...
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My France visa application was not processed and documents were returned

I applied for tourist visa for France at VFS Chicago. All the documents and application form with my passport was returned back. They said the application couldn't be processed since there is one ...
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Tourist visa to enter, and stay using work visa [closed]

I have been sponsored to apply for a work visa in France which starts in September. However, I would like to move to France in August for preparation. So, I am considering the following plan: In ...
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Entry into France [closed]

I have obtained a French work visa with a start date of 1 June 2022 but I have already entered Europe via Finland in the middle of May, using my Australian passport which allows me to be here without ...
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Travel to Austria for few days and then re-enter in France with French 'Recepisse de Demande de Carte de Sejour"

I need to go to Austria to attend a conference. I am not a European and my French visa is expired. Can I travel to Austria for few days and then re-enter in France ? According to this source:https://...
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Can I bring Philippine mangoes into France via checked-in luggage?

Can I bring Philippine mangoes to France without fuss (i.e. no need for some authority to inspect it) via checked-in luggage? If so, what is the maximum weight that I can bring? I did my due diligence ...
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Can Visa delivery get delayed beyond travel dates?

Is it possible given that the embassy keeps note of the travel itinerary that they complete processing and dispatch of my visa later than my departure dates? Wouldn't they simply reject my application ...
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TLS Contact Scanned documents for Student Schengen Visa

As a student at what point do I scan and upload supporting documents for a Schengen visa to France? The issue is that after booking my appointment successfully and paying my service fees online, I ...
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Netherlands sending a knife back to France

Last week I stayed in Amstersdam for a few days. When I came back to France I realized I forgot a Leatherman multi-tool in the hotel room. I contacted the hotel and they told me they found the multi-...
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Schengen visa through VFS in India: No update for 20 days

I applied for a Student short-stay visa (France) through VFS in Delhi, India on 5 April 2022. I received an update on 6 April, saying, "Your Visa application Ref no. [redacted] has been Forwarded ...
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COVID-19 tests for travel from UK to Italy/France

If you are unvaccinated, do you need to take a supervised antigen test to travel to Italy or France? Or is it a self test that you do at home?
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Question about French Circulation (multiple entry) visa for a new resident in UK

I am a new resident in UK with an Indian passport who had moved here to be with my wife. I have been in UK for less than an year. I only recently started working in UK for the first time so don't have ...
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Can I exit the airport for my 7 hour layover in Paris?

I've got a German student visa (Schengen), and I'm flying for the first time to Europe. On my way to Germany I have a 7 hour layover at Paris. Can I exit the airport and come back? Or can I only enter ...
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Hotel reservation cancelled after submitting my France visa application

I just applied for the Shenghen visa via France Consulate, After putting in my application, the hotel reservation I made was cancelled due to an issue with my card (So they said). But I have already ...
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Get Schengen visa from a US consulate, but fly in from India

I am an Indian citizen residing in the US on an H-1B visa. I am applying for a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate in San Francisco to visit Spain, France, Germany, and Iceland this summer. ...
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Is a booster vaccine required to travel between cities in France by bus?

I live in Toulouse. I haven't received a COVID-19 booster vaccine yet and I am planning to take a bus to Bordeaux, which is 2-3 hours away. I am not sure if anyone will be checking my vaccine passport....
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Wording of France 'fully vaccinated' entry requirements

At the time of writing, the covid-19-related entry requirements for France* include this section about vaccinations: Since 1 February 2022, in order for their vaccination schedule to continue to be ...
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What document will be needed to visit UK?

I am working in Paris(France) on a "Talent Passport" visa. I have to visit London(UK) for a week. What kind of document/visa is required? I am from India. I am wondering: Will it depend on ...
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How to find small hotels / cheap rooms in the French Alps in August

I know about booking.com and just started looking at Gîtes de France® (https://www.gites-de-france.com). What are some good ways to find rooms to rent in August? A friend and I will rent motorcycles ...
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In what language should I write my city/country name abroad?

I'm currently filling a Italian passport request form, but I'm at a roadblock My question is the following : I was born in Paris, France Paris, France is what is written in my birth certificate and ...
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How can I prepare to rent an electric car in France?

Planning to rent a car for an upcoming trip to the Normandy countryside, driving from Charles de Gaulle airport, and I've come across a number of electric rentals. I have an EV in the US and the idea ...
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Sworn statement traveling to France

The current travel instructions for going to France require a sworn statement about coronavirus. Does this statement need to be printed as a hard copy, or can it be filled in and signed digitally? I'...
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Nigerian Rejected: French Caribbean & Schengen Visa Denial

My boyfriend applied for a Schengen Airport Transit Visa from France and the French Overseas Territories Visa and was denied. He is from Nigeria and I am from the US. We were planning to meet in ...
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Travelling - Spain from France on 11 Feb

I will be traveling from Paris to Barcelona on Flixbus. I have an EU digital certificate and have completed two doses of vaccination. Do I need to undergo an antigen or RT PCR test?
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Entering France beyond vaccine certificate validity period

I am planning for a visit to France end of March. I'm an EU national but from a country outside of the Schengen space (all EU countries are on France's the green list BTW) and I have been vaccinated ...
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What are the options to travel between Marseille (France) and Sicily?

This summer I'll be in Marseille (France) to see friends and family, and we're thinking about visiting Sicily afterwards. I'm actually weighing our options to go there with the following criteria : 1 ...
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Is it reasonable / expected that French 'driving accessories' are provided with a rental car?

I'm hiring a car in France soon, for approximately a week. It's my understanding that in France yellow hi-viz jackets are required for each occupant, in addition to a warning triangle (is there ...
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How I can travel with a 576Wh single‑cell lithium‑ion battery (or 12Ah with 48V) from mainland France to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies?

As part of my work and with electricity becoming completely unreliable in Guadeloupe with power plants being shut down leaving mostly renewable (leaving street lights literally blinking and tap water ...
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Skip the Schengen member state that issued me visa and visit another member state

I have a Schengen visit visa issued to me by Iceland (represented by Denmark in Canada). However, now I am planning to change my itinerary and not visit Iceland at all and instead visit France since I ...
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Can it currently happen, that a tourist in France is put under quarantine due to COVID?

I, a fully vaccinated (3 shots) EU citizen, am traveling to France soon. I'm asking this for the purposes of deciding on specific travel insurance, which covers accommodation and flight expenses if I'...
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