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Most french people in major cities in France like Toulouse speak some english, especially those who work in the service area. My advice, start by saying bonjour and aksing if they speak english (parlez-vous anglais?). They'll have probably already guessed you're not french, but they'll be far happier to help if you're polite and don't assume that they speak ...


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Toulouse is probably as good a non-Paris city as you could get to. Consider that it's home to Airbus, so while it doesn't have that many tourists proportionally, it gets a considerable amount of solely-English-speaking traffic. As long as you stay more or less downtown you shouldn't have too much trouble dealing with basics, if only because some member of ...


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I speak English and limited French and—anecdotally—most French people I've spoken to in the Île-de-France region would switch to English whenever they realized I wasn't a native French speaker, even though I had no issues understanding what they were saying in French. While the knowledge of French would totally come in handy at grocery stores, cafes and ...


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I never had any French lessons and I have been traveling in France, often solo, every now and again in the last 35 years or so. I never ran into trouble, the only time I was told to speak French (as an order rather than as a request) it was by French Canadians being loud in the hostel at night (and in that case I am pretty sure they did understand my English....


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You will be fine. Toulouse Airport is an international airport, you will find enough signage (French and English) to get you in and out of the airport to the city center either on a Tram (T2), bus or a taxi. Some officials at the airport will have working knowledge of English (be mindful of the accent :-) ); A little less at the city center.


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As far as the 90/180 day rule is concerned, days you spend in France under a valid French long-stay visa are treated like not-in-Schengen days. Everything else keeps running normally. If you've been in France under the D visa for the last 180 days, you therefore have 0 days of your 90 day-allowance used. we would naturally be covered by the Schengen visa ...


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My plan is to travel on 21 or 22 of December, first day of my university Christmas break, but my father’s flight to France is already booked for the 24th. Is it going to be a problem if I arrive in the UK, leave 2 days after then come back to UK after 7 days? No it won't be a problem, as long as you have the visas to cover this trip. You should therefore ...


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The European Commission published its Notice on Travelling Between the EU and the United Kingdom Following Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU in November 2018 and most recently updated it July 2019. It states that: In view of the uncertainties surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, persons who plan to travel (for private or ...


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Assuming you live in Dubai: As of September 1st, 2019, all visa applications will be processed by the consular service of the Embassy of France in Abu Dhabi. Visa applicants residing in the United Arab Emirates will have the option to apply either to Dubai VFS Center, which remains open, or to the VFS Center in Abu Dhabi. That said, all information ...


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You can make minor adjustments to your travel plans after the visa is granted. You can even add or skip entire Schengen countries. You must not misrepresent your itinerary to get a visa. You should avoid giving the impression that you misrepresented your itinerary. The last point is the possible problem. Do you have documentation why you changed your plans? ...


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Likely not, but it depends... The rules for Schengen visas say you must apply for a visa from the country that is the main destination for your trip, and names length of stay as the deciding factor for "main destination" if nothing else decides it. The rules also allows for minor derivations. And those are the rules for single-entry visas, yours is a ...


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No. This sort of situation happens all the time, as long as you still go to Hungary, use the visa for the same purposes (EG, tourism), and leave within the validity dates of the visa you won't have a problem. The answers given here might also give you some useful insight to the visa. (EDIT: The reason I mention that you would still need to go to Hungary ...


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According to TIMATIC, the database that your airline will use to determine whether it's okay to fly you to France (and in contrast to my earlier suspicion expressed in a comment): Receipts of application for Renewal of a residence permit issued by France (Recepisse de demande de carte de sejour - renouvellement de titre de sejour) are accepted if ...


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If while having that rental car in France you noticed a ticket installed on your windshield then you have the exact info. Otherwise just report to your credit card bank, an unauthorised charge to my credit card overseas and let them handle the rest.


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It is not unusual to be told by your rental company that you have to pay a traffic fine. Tickets are usually charged to car owners (meaning the rental company), and the rental company is allowed to pass the charge on to you. They may have paid the fine and require you to pay them back. If the email is really from a reputable rental company they are unlikely ...


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You need a visa to complete an internship in France. The visa you need depends on the duration of the internship. In your case, you need a short term visa since your internship lasts less that 90 days: Short-stay visa This type of visa is generally issued for tourism, business trips or family visits. It is also issued to persons entering to ...


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Yes. Rennes has four Lidls, https://www.lidl.fr. They all have bakeries. 150 euros buys you about 450 croissants, or about 25kg of tzatziki, or about the same amount of moussaka. In other words, you can eat about 4kg of moussaka every day for 150 euros in six days, without overshooting your budget.


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The RER vending machines will probably only accept coins and card payments and no bank notes at all. At the airport, there are however staffed ticket counters where you can buy a ticket and pay cash and get proper change.


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