What identity documents should you bring with you?

If you are a citizen of one of the member countries of the European Union, a valid identity card will suffice. If you are a citizen of any other country, you must have a passport, with a visa for some countries.

Depending on your nationality, the length and the purpose of your visit, you may have to obtain a visa before your departure. Enquire about the visa at the French consulate or at your country´s embassy.

To find out for which countries a visa is essential for visiting France and for details of the embassy or the consulate, please visit:

Minors traveling alone must have an authorization to leave the territory signed by their parents before departure. You should always keep your papers with you, as you could be asked to show them at any time.