Official name: French Republic
Territory: 551,100 km²
Population: 63 million people
Official language: French
Telephone code: 8 - 10 - 33
France is one of the most interesting countries in the Old World. The great empire that spawned unique artists, poets, writers and chefs. The heir to the Greek democracy and papal bulls, France amazes tourists with the magnificent architectural monuments, picturesque landscapes, expressive museums and fashionable shops.
Beautiful ski resorts in France attract travelers with high-quality and interesting trails. Hotels in France are distinguished by exquisite service and amazing variety: here you can relax in a cozy family-run guesthouse, and the next day stay in a luxurious royal castle. Tours to France will open for you the most intimate secrets of this country.
Active tours include hiking or cycling with a guide, GPS-navigator or guide. An individual tour of this kind will be a great option for a honeymoon trip. Refusal of the services of the guide will allow you to reduce the price of the vouchers and spend time together on the winding paths connecting the lovely French villages, surrounding ancient castles, in which you will stay overnight if you wish.
In whatever composition you go on a trip, you will have enough impressions from the rest for a long time. If your goal is to see as much as possible in the allotted time, then guide services, on the contrary, should be used. You can also hire a translator if you wish.
One list of famous sights of brilliant Paris, which are obligatory to visit during excursion tours, makes the heart beat faster: the Louvre, the Pompidou Center, the Museums d'Orsay, Picasso, Rodin, the famous Montmartre, Champs Elysees, Versailles, the wax museum of Greven, European Disneyland, Fragonard perfume museum - and that's not all!
If you already had the good fortune to inhale the intoxicating aroma of the French capital, be sure to stroll around the Cite Island, climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, visit the Latin Quarter and La Défense quarter, the famous Lido and Moulin Rouge.
The French Alps are the highest mountains in Western Europe. What is only Mont Blanc, reaching 4807 m! Therefore, the ski slopes here are such that it captures the spirit of even the recognized skiing gurus. Winter resorts in France, there are more than a hundred. This is the famous Courchevel, Les Arcs, La Panne; for professionals Chamonix, Val Thorens, Tignes will be interesting; for beginners and families with children - La Plani, Meribel, for snowboarders - Tine.
Many people associate beach tours to France primarily with the wonderful Cote d'Azur and its luxurious hotels and villas. But do not think that this place is intended only for the powerful of the world: on the 300-km coast of the French Riviera there are quite a few resorts offering a high level of service to travelers and with a fairly modest budget.
The best beaches with fine sand are located in Cannes, Juan-les-Pins and Antibes. In the famous Nice the coast is pebbly, but the water is amazingly clear and clean. The most prestigious resort, where the “cream of society” really flows, is located in the city of Saint-Tropez.
The visa document to France is prepared by the consular department in the presence of all required papers.
To obtain a visa, you must collect the following documents:
- a passport that has two unused pages, as well as a photocopy of the visas already in place;
- application form - Latin, without blots, without corrections, without missing fields;
- insurance policy, its copy;
- photos of 4.5 x 3.5 centimeters;
- air ticket, booking rooms from the hotel;
- an extract from the bank on a personal account with its changes over the past six months, an indication of salary, as well as cards;
- document from work or registration;
- copies of the spouse's passport, as well as evidence of marriage;
Non-working citizens must obtain a certificate from the makhallya, translated into Russian. You should have a tourist voucher.
All documentation should have analogues in English and French, subsequently certified by a notary.
The consular department has the right not to answer calls about the visa, change the terms and composition of the document, take additional papers, and also not issue a visa without explanation. The agency helps with registration only if there is a reservation, without bearing responsibility for the actions of the consulate.