Travel Safe to the Ultimate Destination of Art, Food and History

ICICI Lombard Travel Insurance is an ideal way to safeguard yourself from the hazards and risks associated with international travel. Losing your passport or your baggage for example, can land you in a tricky financial situation.

Considering the high medical costs abroad, the unexpected expenses have the potential to eat into your savings in case you or your loved one is hospitalised. All the offerings of our plans, be it multiple trips or a single round trip, are carefully tailored to ensure that you stay safe during your journey.

Travel insurance is mandatory visa requirement if you are travelling to France. ICICI Lombard International Travel Insurance is Schengen-approved.

France is known for its gourmet food, famous artists, tourist hotspots, fine wines, fromage (cheese), the Louvre museum, chateaux (castles), and luxury ski resorts to name a few. France is also home to Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe, located in the Alps. So no matter where you go, or the activities you plan, we got you covered.

Benefits of Travel Insurance in France


Daily Allowance in Case of Hospitalisation


Emergency Hotel Extension


Trip Cancellation and Interruption Reimbursement


Coverage for Total Loss of Checked-in Baggage


Emergency Cash Advance (for instances such as theft, burglary etc.)


Cashless Hospitalisation Worldwide

No Medical Tests Required for Availing the Policy

No Medical Tests up to 85 Years of Age

Things to Do in France

France is known for its rich culture, high fashion and fine dining. France is also home to numerous majestic castles from yesteryear. One can also try out the wide variety of cheese that are crafted to perfection. Here are some note-worthy destinations to visit.

  • Dine at the Lyonnaise restaurants

    The Musée des Beaux-Arts, in a 17th-century convent, holds significant French paintings and decorative arts. The art nouveau Musée Lumière stakes Lyon’s claim as the birthplace of cinema. The city is renowned across France for its traditional Bouchon restaurants that serve Lyonnaise cuisine.

  • Watch the glimmering city lights in Paris

    Paris, France's capital, is the global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Go sightseeing by riding a bicycle or taking a walk through the city, soaking in the sunny ambience. Schedule your travel to witness the world renowned Eiffel Tower light up along with other monuments such as the famed Louvre museum houses Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

  • Dip your feet in the cool waters at Cannes

    Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels. Enjoy your vacation by visiting the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, a modern building complete with red carpet and Allée des Stars – Cannes’ walk of fame.

  • Go wine tasting at Bordeaux

    Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in south-western France. Indulge in sophisticated restaurants offer local specialties including wine, seafood and truffles.

  • Sail towards a colourful sunset in Marseille

    Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. Bask in the locales and try the local culinary specialties such as the bouillabaisse, an aromatic seafood stew.


Embassy Information

While travelling abroad, be it a short business trip, or a long leisure trip, the location of your country's embassy and consulates in the country you are visiting. This will help you in case of events like loss or theft of passport. The following table presents the Indian Embassy and Consulate locations in France.

Embassy/ Consulate Address Contact Details Working Hours Website
Embassy of India 13-15, Rue Alfred Dehodencq 75016 - Paris, France 00 33 1 40 50 70 70 (Monday–Friday) (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM) Saturday - Closed Sunday - Closed

List of International Airports in France

Name City
Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris
Strasbourg Airport Strasbourg
Nantes Atlantique Airport Nantes
Bordeaux-Merignac Airport Merignac
Montpellier Mediterranee Airport Mauguio
Nice Cote d'Azur Nice

Schengen Visa Procedure

The key benefit of a Schengen Visa is less paperwork and hassle-free travel through neighbouring countries that fall in the Schengen zone. Schengen Visa makes intra-zone travel from one country to another easy, as one does not need to apply for multiple visas. Hence, backpackers wanting to explore Europe need to apply for a single visa, which allows them to visit all the countries within the Schengen zone. Insuring health and travel risks is one of the pre-requisites for obtaining a Schengen Visa. Whether one travels for business, study, or leisure, the European Council mandates adequate medical insurance for all.

The specific requirements for Schengen Visa Insurance are:

  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Physical presence of the insurance provider in the Schengen zone
  • Valid travel insurance policy for the traveller’s entire duration of stay
  • Emergency Medical Treatment
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation to India
  • Repatriation of Remains to India

To apply for a French/Schengen Visa, you need to fill and submit the visa application form. The form can be availed through French online portal ( through third party vendors like Travel Visa Services (

To apply for visa, keep the following information handy:

  • Original passport valid for a minimum period of three months after the expiry date of the visa
  • One application form with all columns filled in, two signatures and contact number is mandatory and two recent photographs not older than six months. (Size 35mm x 45mm)
  • Original covering letter
  • Copy of confirmed hotel reservation
  • Copy of last 3 years personal IT Returns
  • Copy of last 3 months’ updated personal bank statements
  • Copy of last 3 months’ salary slips
  • Copy of overseas medical insurance policy with repatriation and evacuation cover
  • Copy of return air ticket or PNR

The current visa application charges for Indian residents can also be availed through the online portal. The same portal can be referred for all other visa related queries. For further details and queries, you can also reach out to the French Embassy and Consulates in India.

Embassy/ Consulate Address Contact Details Working Hours Website
Embassy of France in India Address: 2/50-E Shantipath Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110 021 91 11 4319 6100 -
Consulate General of France in Bangalore 21, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052 080 2214 1200 Monday - Friday (9 AM - 5.15 PM) Saturday - Closed Sunday - Closed
Consulate General of France in Mumbai Wockhardt Towers, East Wing, 5th floor Bandra - Kurla Complex 400051 Mumbai 0091 22 66 69 40 00 -
Consulate General of France in Calcutta 21C, Raja Santosh Road, Alipore, Kolkata - 700 027 91 0 33 40 16 32 00 -,952-
Consulate General of France in Pondichery 2, Marine Street - 605001 Pondichery 0091 413 223 10 00 -

List of Well-known Indian Restaurants in France

France is known to be an expert when it comes to food, you can't run out of new things to try out. If you happen to be homesick, here are some Indian restaurants that will cater to your needs.

Restaurant Cuisines Budget*
Le Maharaja, Paris Indian ` 1,474 – 2,614
Les Jardins de Shah Jahan, Paris Indian ` 1,474 – 1,944
Koh-I-Noor, Bordeaux Indian ` 1,141 – 1,476
Gandhi Ji's, Paris Indian ` 1,005 – 1,340
Punjab, Bordeaux Indian ` 1,476 – 1,946
Source: Trip Advisor & Google Maps
Rates are merely indicative and are subject to change based on change in conversion rates

Customer Reviews


Pallavi Mavle

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower. Luckily, I bagged a summer fellowship in Paris. It was my first weekend and I finally visited the Eiffel Tower, I was so busy absorbing the beauty of the place, I lost track of my handbag. Luckily I had opted for ICICI Lombard's travel insurance it helped me cope up with the loss and provided me with speedy coverage. Would definitely recommend to a friend.


Rituraj Singh Bhati

I frequently travel to France for business tours; during my previous travel, I planned to visit the Cannes Film Festival. The event was wonderful, however on the way back I was hit by a car and broke my hip. Thanks to ICICI Lombard's travel insurance, I received immediate medical attention and my hospital bills were also covered under the policy. God knows how much I would have had to pay if I didn't buy insurance.


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