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France Embassy and Consulates in Bulgaria

4 Diplomatic Missions 4 Cities

France Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria

France Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia 1504, 27-29 Oboriste Str.
Phone: + 359 2 96 51 100 Working hours: Close now (Open in 3 hours 52 minutes)

France Honorary Consulate in Varna, Bulgaria

France Honorary Consulate in Varna, Bulgaria
9000 Varna, 54, Blvd Osmi Primorski Polk, Ét. 2
Phone: +359 52 693 693 Working hours: Close now (Open in 3 hours 52 minutes)

France Cooperation and Cultural Activities in Sofia, Bulgaria

France Cooperation and Cultural Activities in Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia 1000, 2 “Djakon Ignatii” Str.
Phone: +359 2 937 79 22 Working hours: Close now (Open in 3 hours 52 minutes)

France Regional Economic in Sofia, Bulgaria

France Regional Economic in Sofia, Bulgaria
1504, 21-A “Oborishte” Str, Sofia
Phone: +359 2 960 79 79 Working hours: Close now (Open in 3 hours 52 minutes)

Holidays to be Observed in 2021

The Embassies and Consulates of France may close on the following Bulgarian and French holidays in 2021/2022:

Holiday
Holiday Date Counting down
Bastille Day Wednesday, July 14 2 weeks, 5 days
Assumption Day Sunday, August 15 1 month, 3 weeks
Unification Day Monday, September 06 2 months, 1 week
Unification Day (in lieu) Tuesday, September 07 2 months, 2 weeks
Independence Day Wednesday, September 22 2 months, 4 weeks
All Saints' Day Monday, November 01 4 months, 1 week
Armistice Day Thursday, November 11 4 months, 2 weeks
Christmas Eve Friday, December 24 6 months
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 6 months
St. Stephen's Day Sunday, December 26 6 months
Second Day of Christmas (in lieu) Tuesday, December 28 6 months

Frequently asked questions, answered

1. How many French Embassies/Consulates are there in Bulgaria?

France currently maintains 4 diplomatic representative offices in Bulgaria including Sofia, Varna, Sofia and Sofia.

2 - Do Bulgarian citizens need a visa for France?

Citizens of Bulgaria (holders of regular passports) can travel to France for Freedom of movement without having to apply or obtain a French visa for short-term tourism.

3- What is the Holiday Calendar of French embassies in Bulgaria?

The French representative offices in Bulgaria will be closed in observance of the following Bulgarian and French holidays in 2021/2021:

  • Bastille Day (FR) Wed, Jul 14, 2021 (2 weeks, 5 days)

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Time in France vs Bulgaria

Paris, France time is 1:00 hours behind Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria 05:08AMThursday, June 24, 2021
Paris, France 04:08AMThursday, June 24, 2021