Documents needed when entering France
Last update: 05/31/2013
Whether or not you are required to obtain a visa before travelling, even if you are an American citizen, you may be requested to show the following elements to the French immigration officers upon arrival :
a valid passport (valid at least 6 months from your date of travel),
a return plane ticket (for a short stay only),
means of support during the stay (cash, credit cards, traveler cheques…)
accommodation reservations or, for some visa holders only, an "attestation d’accueil"
You can find more information on minimum passport validity requirements at the following web pages: