Embassy in India
New Delhi2/50 E, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
Phone : +91-11-2419 6100 (O)
Fax : +91-11-2419 6119
Email : webmaster[at]france-in-india[dot]org
Time : Monday To Friday - Monday To Friday: 9.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M / 3.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
Consulate in India
Pondicherry2, rue de la Marine
Phone : 91-0413-2233 4174 (O)
Time : Monday To Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.
MumbaiHoechst House - 7th Floor
Phone : +91-22-66694000 (O)
Fax : +91 22-66694060/66
Email : mail[at]consulfrance-bombay[dot]org
33, Kasturi Ranga Road
Phone : +91-44-4208 8766 (O)
Fax : +91-44-4208 8400
Email : devi[dot]kausalya[at]diplomatie[dot]gouv[dot]fr
Time : Monday To Friday - 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Indian Embassy in France
Paris13-15, Rue Alfred Dehodencq
Acceptance of documents : 09.30 to 12.00 hrs.
Disbursal of documents : 16.00 to 17.00 hrs.
Phone : 00 33 1 40 50 70 70
Fax : 00 33 1 40 50 09 96
Web : http://www.ambinde.fr/
|Capital and largest city||Paris
and national language
CFP franc (XPF)[XI]
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||FR|
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.
Services are the main contributor to the country’s economy, with over 70% of GDP stemming from this sector. In manufacturing, France is one of the global leaders in the automotive, aerospace and railway sectors as well as in cosmetics and luxury goods. Furthermore, France has a highly educated labor force and the highest number of science graduates per thousand workers in Europe
Higher education in France is divided between grandes écoles and public universities. ... In Paris and its suburbs there are 13 universities, none of which is specialized in one area or another, and a large number of smaller institutions which are highly specialised.
French higher education is divided into 3 “cycles” in accordance with the common European system:The LMD system (Licence Master Doctorat or Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctorate).
Famous for its wines and cheeses, France is the world’s most popular tourist destination receiving 82 million foreign tourists annual. Visitors are attracted by historic cities, a beautiful countryside, the castles of the Loire Valley, and Brittany and Normandy. In addition, France offers an agreeable climate, some excellent beaches on the French Riviera, the Atlantic coast and the island of Corsica, wide possibilities for winter sports , most notably in the Alps and the Pyrenees, and a rich culture with food and wines that are among the most celebrated in the world
The main natural resources of France are iron ore, salt, sulfur, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar and gypsum.
France has four broad climatic zones: the humid seaboard zone west of the line Bayonne-Lille with cool summers; a semi-continental zone with cold winters and hot summers in Alsace-Lorraine, along the rhodanian corridor and in the mountainous massifs (Alps, Pyrenees, Massif Central); an intermediate zone with cold winters and hot summers in the North, the Paris region and the central region; and a Mediterranean zone with mild winters and quite hot summers in the south of France.
Light cotton clothes are needed in the summer, mediumweight in the Winter. raincoats and waterproof clothing are especially needed in the western areas and the mountainous regions. Wherever you go, take a sweater for cool evenings.