Not needed if you are a citizen of a European Union country.
If you are not:
– For a maximum 3 month visit and except for special conventions, you must apply for a tourist visa from the French consulate in yourcountry.
– For a visit of more than 3 months you must apply for a student’s ‘long stay’ visa which will entitle you to the ‘carte de sejour’ fromthe French consulate in your country. (see ‘payment’ rubric below)