Spanish visa for French citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for French passport holders visiting Spain for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For French citizens to enter Spain for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Spain e-visa for French citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Spain visa on arrival for French citizens Not Available

Spain tourist visa requirements:

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

If you are looking for Spain 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 Spain nearest your place of residence.

  • Paris: The Embassy of Spain in Paris, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • La Rochelle: The Consulate General of Spain in La Rochelle, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Le Havre: The Consulate General of Spain in Le Havre, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Toulon: The Consulate General of Spain in Toulon, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Nice: The Consulate General of Spain in Nice, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Toulouse: The Consulate General of Spain in Toulouse, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Strasbourg: The Consulate General of Spain in Strasbourg, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Perpignan: The Consulate General of Spain in Perpignan, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Pau: The Consulate General of Spain in Pau, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Marseille: The Consulate General of Spain in Marseille, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Montpellier: The Consulate General of Spain in Montpellier, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Bordeaux: The Consulate General of Spain in Bordeaux, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Bayonne France: The Consulate General of Spain in Bayonne France, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Besancon: The Consulate General of Spain in Besancon, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)
  • Lyon: The Consulate General of Spain in Lyon, France (Working hours: Close now. Open in 8 hours 17 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (France) estimated Change (%)
2008 11,033,369 N/A
2009 11,371,125 3.06%
2010 10,920,783 -3.96%
2011 10,920,783 0.00%
2012 10,695,613 -2.06%
2013 10,920,783 2.11%
2014 10,920,783 0.00%
2015 10,808,198 -1.03%
2016 11,258,540 4.17%
2017 11,267,269 0.08%
2018 11,343,649 0.68%

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

Spain & France comparison

Spain's area is approximately 498,800 km2 (192,587 sq mi), while the area of France is approximately 547,557 km2 (211,412 sq mi). This means France is 9.77% larger than Spain.

As of June 2021, Spain's population is ~47.6 million people - 24,267,546 fewer people than the population of France.

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

Spain France Difference
Population (est 2021) 47,615,578 71,883,124 24.3 million fewer people live in Spain than France
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 215 267 Spain has 52 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with France.
Travel freedom (2021) 144 143 Spain passport holders can visit 1 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 492 479 Spanish hosts 13 more foreign missions than France.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from France visiting Spain in 2018 was approximately 11,343,649.

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