German visa for French citizens

A visa is NOT required for French passport holders visiting Germany for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For French citizens to enter Germany for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Germany e-visa for French citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Germany visa on arrival for French citizens Not Available

Germany tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding French passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Germany.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Germany.

If you are looking for Germany visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from France, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Germany nearest your place of residence.

  • Paris: The Embassy of Germany in Paris, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Guadeloupe: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Guadeloupe, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Nice: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Nice, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Nantes: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Nantes, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Montpellier: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Montpellier, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Lille: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Lille, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Brest: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Brest, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Dijon: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Dijon, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Toulouse: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Toulouse, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Rennes: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Rennes, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Tours: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Tours, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Perpignan: The Honorary Consulate of Germany in Perpignan, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Marseille: The Permanent Representative of Germany in Marseille, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Lyon: The Permanent Representative of Germany in Lyon, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Bordeaux: The Permanent Representative of Germany in Bordeaux, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)
  • Strasbourg: The Permanent Representative of Germany in Strasbourg, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 38 minutes)

Germany visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Germany diplomatic mission offices to France for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from France traveling to Germany from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (France) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,634,080 N/A
2009 1,634,080 0.00%
2010 1,682,617 2.97%
2011 1,650,259 -1.92%
2012 1,698,796 2.94%
2013 1,569,363 -7.62%
2014 1,617,901 3.09%
2015 1,258,920 -22.19%
2016 1,725,854 37.09%
2017 1,656,819 -4.00%
2018 1,794,888 8.33%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Germany & France comparison

Germany's area is approximately 348,560 km2 (134,579 sq mi), while the area of France is approximately 547,557 km2 (211,412 sq mi). This means France is 57.09% larger than Germany.

As of December 2021, Germany's population is ~108.8 million people - 30,108,334 more people than the population of France.

We have highlighted Germany & France’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Germany France Difference
Population (est 2021) 108,758,443 78,650,109 30.1 million more people live in Germany than France
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 227 267 Germany has 40 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with France.
Travel freedom (2021) 145 143 Germany passport holders can visit 2 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 593 479 German hosts 114 more foreign missions than France.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from France travel to Germany in one year?

The number of visitors from France visiting Germany in 2018 was approximately 1,794,888.

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