French visa for Spanish citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

France tourist visa requirements:

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

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

  • Madrid: The Embassy of France in Madrid, Spain (Working hours: Close now. Open in 3 hours 15 minutes)
  • Valencia: The Consulate General of France in Valencia, Spain (Working hours: Close now. Open in 3 hours 15 minutes)
  • Seville: The Consulate General of France in Seville, Spain (Working hours: Close now. Open in 3 hours 15 minutes)
  • Bilbao: The Consulate General of France in Bilbao, Spain (Working hours: Close now. Open in 3 hours 15 minutes)
  • Barcelona: The Consulate General of France in Barcelona, Spain (Working hours: Close now. Open in 3 hours 15 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Spain) estimated Change (%)
2008 3,574,100 N/A
2009 3,435,300 -3.88%
2010 3,365,900 -2.02%
2011 3,365,900 0.00%
2012 3,296,500 -2.06%
2013 3,643,500 10.53%
2014 3,470,000 -4.76%
2015 3,643,500 5.00%
2016 3,504,700 -3.81%
2017 3,608,800 2.97%
2018 3,400,600 -5.77%

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

France & Spain comparison

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

As of June 2021, France's population is ~72.2 million people - 24,507,081 more people than the population of Spain.

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

France Spain Difference
Population (est 2021) 72,158,525 47,651,444 24.5 million more people live in France than Spain
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 267 215 France has 52 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Spain.
Travel freedom (2021) 143 144 France passport holders visit 1 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 479 492 French hosts 13 fewer foreign missions than Spain.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Spain visiting France in 2018 was approximately 3,400,600.

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