Planning for Deposition Travel to France
With teams living on the ground in Europe, Planet Depos offers 24/7 assistance for all of your deposition needs in France. Our teams have been covering depositions in France for over 15 years, earning the reputation of one of the leading experts in the scheduling process, travel, and document assistance. We would be more than happy to share our expertise and guide you through the logistical and procedural processes to ensure a successful deposition in France.
Entry Requirements for France
France does not require a tourist or business visa for stays of less than 90 days. You will need a passport valid for at least 90 days beyond the date of departure from France, and Planet Depos strongly recommends traveling with a passport valid no less than 6 months past your departure date from France. You will need one blank passport page for your entry stamp. Planet Depos does recommend having at least 2 blank pages, however. Most flights from the Unites States do not include a stopover in another country.
For more information, you may also contact the French Embassy in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road NW Washington DC 20007):
Flying to France
Below are the three major international airports in France:
- Aeroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) – Roissy/suburb of Paris (de Gaulle)
- Aeroport de Paris Orly (ORY) – Paris (Orly)
- Aeroport Nice Cote d’Azur (NCE) – Nice (Nice Airport)
Several airlines offer direct flights to France, including:
Travel in France
For updated travel alerts and information, please visit the State Department’s webpage.
Staying in France
Depositions in France must be held at the Embassy in Paris or at one of the Consulates, unless an explanation of why this is not possible is provided to and approved by the Ministry of Justice. Paris is typically the number one location for depositions because of the amenities it offers. There are many luxurious hotels to choose from for lodging, both in Paris and just outside. Consulates are located in Marseille, Strasbourg, Lyon, and Nice, which also offer many luxurious accommodation choices. Planet Depos has established relationships with many hotels throughout France, and we can gladly assist with your hotel recommendations.
Medical Information for France
There are many medical facilities with English-speaking personnel throughout France. For a list of these facilities, and additional medical/emergency information, please go to:
For updated health information, including health travel alerts and immunizations, please visit France specific website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at:
France’s currency is the Euro. ATMs are widely available and offer the most generous exchange rate. Major credit cards are also widely accepted.
For up-to-date information on the local conversion rate, please visit a reputable currency converter website such as OANDA, which also offers an app for smartphones.
France has a temperate climate, with relatively mild seasons. Summers are warmer along the Mediterranean Coast than other areas, as winters are colder in the mountainous areas. January tends to be the coldest month, with temperatures in the low 40’s. Spring temperatures hover in the 50’s while summer temperatures remain in the high 60’s in many regions of France. Autumn temperatures drop to the low 60’s and high 50’s.
Interesting Fact about France
A French shepherd invented stilts, in order to get around in wet marshes.