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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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Working remotely on the French work and holiday visa?

Does anyone have any idea if it's possible to work remotely for a non-EU company on the French work holiday visa? I have the working holiday visa for Canadian citizens in France and I'd like to extend ...
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Why are coaches only allowed one way Beauvoir to Noirmoutier on the Passage du Gois?

I read on https://www.passagedugois.com/crbst_3.html (mirror): Coaches [are only allowed] one-way Beauvoir to NOIRMOUTIER. Why are coaches only allowed one way Beauvoir to Noirmoutier on the Passage ...
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Intra-Schengen travel in April 2021

Can I, as a citizen of Russia with a tourist Schengen visa, get to Paris (planning to travel further to Italy and Iceland) for a few days with a tourist purpose? I am in Greece on a legal basis, ...
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Is changing the surname important after getting married in France for applying spouse visa? [migrated]

I need to apply spouse visa for France and and my all previous documents, birth certificate etc are named with Tania Raza so now I’ve changed my ID card with the martial status married and husband ...
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Exit conditions for France for dual French-Tunisian citizen

Can a person with a french passport and a tunisian passport Go from Paris to Tunisia. To visit family. I'm reading the below and am really scared. https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-...
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Is leisure travel a valid reason to get a second French passport?

I have an ordinary French passport, which expires in a few years. I am looking into getting a second French passport to make it possible to cross borders while my first passport is stuck in some ...
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Flying to Geneva — can I enter France without entering Switzerland first?

I'm flying to Geneva in September (from US). If I exit the airport on the French side, have I legally entered Switzerland? I'm asking because Switzerland has different Covid restrictions than France,...
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How to minimize cost for cash withdrawals at French ATMs with a Bank of America card?

If I need to withdraw cash at the ATM, what is the best practice to minimize fees? In the USA I bank with Bank of America.
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Travel back to France from Spain in order to complete French Residency

We must go back to our primary house in France in order to complete our French Residency there. We are both UK passport holders but live permanently in France. Having tried both French and Spanish ...
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Unable to book performance in May at Paris Opera?

I registered for an account on the website of Paris Opera and tried to book Tosca for May 10 https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-20-21/opera/tosca . However, after I clicked on “Book”, the webpage ...
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Looking for an adaptor to use my computer from France in Uruguay

I have browsed alot through Amazon to find an adaptor to use my electric stuffs bought France in Uruguay. In the description of the products they say if it can be used in Europa, USA, Australia, etc, ...
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Is it possible to transit through Orly Airport with two separate tickets?

I'm Algerian and U.S. Permanent Resident, I have a repatriation flight booking from ORY to Algiers Airport and a Separate ticket from JFK to ORY passing through CASABLANCA Airport (Morrocco), I was ...
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Returning to France as a resident

I'm British and have been living in France for just over 5 years. I am a resident without official residency papers (I don't have to have these until June, due to brexit). I've been visiting my ...
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Ski holidays in France - January 2021 and Covid pandemic

Year ago I booked a ski trip to Les Menuires, from january 8th to 17th 2021. It has been cancelled due to pandemic, but since the lockdown in France has ended I hope to go there - on my own. What I'm ...
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Is it dangerous to go to Île de Noirmoutier using the pass?

I heard that there are two possibilities to get to the island of Noirmoutier. You can either use a bridge, or you can use a pass through the water, which is only drivable if the tide is low. Is this ...
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Are Adaouste and Audoste in Provence the same place?

I'm looking at Neolithic use of dyes in France. I've come across references to woad being used in Neolithic times in Adaouste, Bouches-du-Rhône, and in Audoste, Bouches-du-Rhône. Are these the same ...
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Do I need negative covid test for transit through France (CDG)

I have booked Santiago, Chile (SCL) - Paris (CDG) - Manchester, UK (MAN) for Dec 30. Both arriving and departing flights from France are in terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle. However, it's not clear to ...
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Transiting France from UK to Switzerland (December 2020)

Can I stay in a hotel in France for 1 night while transiting from the UK? I am an EU citizen and need to travel to Switzerland. I am a Swiss national and my Hubby is German.
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May a cyclist or a pedestrian cross from Switzerland to France near the Basel EuroAirport without going into the airport?

I was cycling today in Switzerland, and I found myself on the path along Route Douaniére heading toward the Basel EuroAirport. I figured I'd cycle up to the airport, find a way to cross into France, ...
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France: when can I buy a ticket on the train?

I've heard announcements on trains in France saying (I paraphrase): if you haven't been able to buy a ticket, you should buy one from the nearest conductor as soon as possible When traveling on a ...
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2 Hours transit in Paris Charles de Gaulle (From USA to Spain)

I am a Spaniard expat working in USA. I have a incoming flight from JFK to AVG (Malaga) with a 2pm stop in CDG. Its a routine flight that I have done it several times in the past, but not during the ...
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My USA passport to France wasn’t stamped, can I re-enter?

I’m American and recently bought a house in France. On July 17 I traveled from USA to France. On Oct 10 I returned to the USA (to make sure it was less than 90 days). Leaving France the border agent ...
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Travel inside the EU with expired student visa

I am a Brazilian who is currently a student in Lisbon, I would like to travel to France in a few weeks and my student visa is expired, however, I am still enrolled in the university for next semester, ...
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Can you identify this restaurant at this address in 2011?

In August 2011, my sister and I went to a restaurant in the Champs-Élysées. I'm trying to identify which one. I have some shaky video and this photo. On the back of the menu, it looks like it is a ...
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EU Travel at the end-of-year [closed]

I'm a brazilian passport holder with a French residence permit living in France. We now have a nationwide lockdown here which will be lifted the 15th, being replaced by a curfew. I would like to know ...
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How to pay in euros from the US?

I am planning a trip to France from the US, and need to make multiple payments in € on-line, including but not limited to train tickets on https://www.oui.sncf/. Of course, the easiest way to pay ...
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Do French immigration police at St. Pancras for Eurostar speak English?

I'm travelling on Eurostar from London to Paris next week, and speak very little French. I'm meeting a friend of mine in Paris who does speak French, so there shouldn't be any problem there, but ...
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I want to travel in Uk with my spouse

I am interested about some informations. We are a new couple and we want to travel in Uk for honeymoon from brussel by train. My wife is EU citizen. Can we travel in UK together with marriage ...
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Travelling with Récépissé de Demande de Carte de Séjour

I arrived in France in January 2019 on VLS/TS Type D Visa (valid for 1 year). Then I also got the sticker from OFII. My visa is going to expire in October 2019, so I applied for the renewal at the ...
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Post-Brexit travel to France to conduct holiday let maintenance/administration

I am a British citizen, resident in the UK. I have a small property in France that I run as a holiday let. I’m trying to understand how I can enter France to visit my property after the transition ...
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Does an Algerian on pre-settled status in the UK need a visa to travel to France?

My Algerian husband just got his pre-settled status in the UK for 5 years. I am from France and would love to visit my family with him for Christmas. Does he need to apply for a visa as the UK is not ...
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Can you bring your scooter on TER trains?

I see SNCF write about using scooters in train stations but I can't find any information on whether it's allowed to bring the scooter on the trains or not. I see that bikes are permitted, but some ...
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Besides TGV train, how can I travel around France from Paris area during a strike?

Around two months ago (in October), I bought a TGV train ticket to travel from Paris to Nantes to spend my vacation for Christmas. However, since the 5th of December, train companies are on strike, ...
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Can an American travel to France through the UK with a negative Covid test?

In October with the latest Covid travel restrictions update, is the flight Boston > London > Paris possible for a US Citizen in possession of a <72h negative Covid test ? Do I instead have to ...
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How does UK quarantine work for visits specifically to see family?

I would like to see my parents who I haven't seen since February. They live within an hour's drive of Dover, I live within an hour's drive of Calais. With the current Covid restrictions, people ...
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Is there any COVID restriction to do a layover in Paris, France?

A friend from Brasil is coming to Spain and she's found a flight from Sao Paulo with a layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle. She has the Italian passport too. Will she have to do any test or provide any ...
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How exactly 14 days of mandatory quarantine after visiting “red zone” country look like?

I live & work in France (titre de sejour aka residence permit), and going to visit Ukraine some time soon (I'm Ukrainian). While there won't be any issues with entering Ukraine (because of ...
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Can I travel to France with Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) of Germany [closed]

I am planning to travel to Germany from India and would want to stay in Paris in between for a week. I have Fiktionsbescheinigung from the German Government.
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European citizen with layover in United States – what documents do I need?

I'm confused by how the US travel ban apply to layovers. I have a flight from Papeete (French Polynesia) to Paris on October 4 2020. The flight stops at Los Angeles Airport for 2h30. I will be ...
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Visa application asking if you have a residence in country other than your nationality

I have a valid student visa for Russia. I am applying for France, in the application form, it says, do you have a residence in a country other than your current nationality. Do I check No or Yes? Does ...
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Why are French emergency passports only valid for one year (vs. 10 years for regular passports)? E.g. are they less secure than regular passports?

I read on https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1373 (mirror): Un passeport temporaire peut être délivré en urgence pour un motif d'ordre médical ou humanitaire ou pour des raisons ...
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American citizen crossing from UK to France

I'm an American citizen and will be visiting London. After the mandatory quarantine, will I be able to travel to France via Eurostar? Are there passport checks in Paris and could I be denied entry?
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Is it legal to avoid the UK quarantine (August 2020) on passengers returning from France by traveling via another country?

I'm British, due to travel to the south of France for a week, flying from London to Turin (Italy) and driving across the border (it's the closest airport to my destination in France) The UK has just (...
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Customs duty for bringing two laptops into France

I'm a PhD Student who will come to Toulouse to work on a computer science project. I have one little concern since laptops are especially important to my work, I would like to bring two with me, one ...
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Are French hotels currently prohibited from using air conditioning?

We just arrived at a 4-star hotel in France that says they are not allowed to have air-conditioning because of new Regulations. We are aware of regulations that affect restaurants, but this is the ...
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Identifying a Romanesque church in France from a 1900s photo

I'm trying to identify this building: For completeness, this is the unrestored uncropped version: According to metadata, the image was taken in 1900-1910 and it is captioned as "facade of a ...
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Where is this tower, likely photographed in Belgium about 100 years ago?

This photograph is labelled as "restoration of a Belgian tower" and taken between 1920 and 1930, although both pieces of information might be wrong. However, it must have been taken before ...
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Dover ferry port will border force prevent four people travelling in one car

We are a group of 4 friends going by ferry France/ Dover, in mid-august, will we be prevented from traveling by car by border force? We have been self-isolating before our trip.
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Applying for French visa from UK

I need to apply for a short visit visa to France from London. I satisfy all the required conditions such as having a valid leave to remain in the UK. https://france-visas.gouv.fr/fr_FR/web/gb just ...

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