Travel

Travel

Reims is an internationally renowned venue easily accessible by highspeed train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (30 minutes), London Saint Pancras and Bruxelles (3 hours) and Strasbourg.(90 minutes). Due to its strategic location East of Paris, Reims is the ideal gateway to explore neighboring countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The Paris Disney Resort is at a one hour drive.

For connections within Reims, see the Venue page.

Visa & Passport

Where to apply ?

To obtain a visa for France, you must contact the visa office of the French embassy or consulate in your country of origin. Depending on the services, it is sometimes necessary to make an appointment beforehand.

File

List of pieces

When submitting your application, your file must necessarily include all the elements contained in the information notice specific to each type of application, since the list of documents to be provided may vary from one country to another. This notice is most often available on the website of the embassy or consulate to which you are addressing. It should be followed closely because an incomplete file entails a de facto refusal of visa. It should also be noted that application fees must be paid at the time the application is filed.

Form

Among the documents to be provided must be attached a form which must be duly completed and signed by the applicant before it is presented at the counter. For France the form requested is the following: 

  • The form for applying for a Schengen visawhen the intended stay is for a period of 3 months or less. The holder of this visa can then freely move around the countries of the Schengen area during this period.

Cost

Most often 60 euros for a short stay visa application. However, in some cases it is possible to benefit from an exemption or reduction of the application fee.

Time limit

Count 15 days waiting for an answer when applying for a short stay visa. This period may, however, be extended to 2 months in special cases.

Climate 

Reims is situated in the middle of Eastern France. The city is distant from 130 km from Paris. The climate of Reims " is moderated oceanic wet ". The atmosphere is thus soft and wet.

The average temperature in June is between 11°– 20°Celsius. Visitors should ware summer clothes, a raincoat and an umbrella may also be useful in the rare event of rainfall

Currency

The local currency is the Euro (€). Major credit cards are generally accepted, including American Express, MasterCard, Visa, JCB and Diners Card at restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping centers, but a minimum purchase of 15 € often applies. Taxis charge a 10% administration fee for payment by credit card.

Tipping is common but not mandatory. In restaurants and bars, a 15% service charge is automatically added to the bill. Taxi drivers don't expect tips either.

Electricity

The electric current in France is 220-240V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs used in France are two pins.

Shopping

Malls are usually open from 9 am till 7 pm throughout the week. All shopping malls are highly accessible by bus and tram.

Smoking

Smoking is forbidden in most public areas, governmental buildings & shopping malls. The conference site is a non-smoking ground.

Telecommunications

Most hotels have WiFi Access which may be free of charge in some cases.

Additional Information

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