GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FRANCE
Political status: Stable
Currency: Euro (€) – in 2018, 1€= US$ 1,15.
Credit cards are widely used and accepted. Visitors can use their VISA, Mastercard or American Express. ATMs can be found all around the country, available 24/7.
Weather: Atlantic, continental or Mediterranean, the French climate is remarkably diverse. Located in the west of France, weather in Nantes is humid in winter, cool and sunny in summer.
Attractive discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.
Event: IASP 2019 NANTES
ID Code: 34412AF
Travel Valid Period: 16/09/2019 to 04/10/2019
Event location: NANTES
Nantes Atlantique International Airport
– All European capital cities less than 2 hours direct flights
– Daily connections to international hubs (Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, London, Madrid, Nice…)
– Airport to city centre: 20min by shuttle (every 20min)
High Speed Train
– 2 hours by train from Paris Central Station
– 21 trains/day from Paris (every half hour)
– Direct train from Paris CDG airport
– Located in the heart of the city
Citizens of one of the EU/EEA countries (i.e. all 28 European Union member countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) do not need a visa for France.
Non-EU/EEA citizens need a visa to enter France, unless there exists a special agreement between France and your home country. These countries include: Antigua and Barbuda, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela. Citizens of these countries can stay for up to 90 days without a visa, but if they want to stay longer they have to apply for a long-term visa.
Before coming, however, check whether there are no changes. Up-to-date information on entry requirements regarding your nationality and/or residence is available on the official website of the French Foreign Ministry.
Short-stay visa are valid for a maximum of 3 months. A visa granted by one of Schengen Area countries (for example, Germany) is valid in all other member countries and authorises its holder to circulate freely within the Schengen area. This means that traveling within the Schengen Area is legally the same as traveling within France and thus you can make as many entries to France as you wish during the validity of your visa, as long as you do not leave the Schengen Area. If you intend to leave and re-entry the Schengen Area (for example visiting the U.K., which is not a signatory state to the treaty), you have to ask for a multiple-entry short term visa.
Once your registration to the 36th IASP World Conference is complete, a personalized and named letter of invitation from Atlanpole is available in the ‘My documents’ section of your personal account.