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In the south-east of Europe, bordered on the east by the Black Sea, Bulgaria is appreciated by tourists for its seaside resorts, including the festive Varna. It also attracts hiking lovers for its natural environment, lakes, forests and mountains combined. Its capital, Sofia, rich in historical monuments shelters jewels of which the cathedral Saint-Alexandre or the National Museum of History. To this are added major vestiges such as the Roman amphitheater of Plovdiv which dates from the 2nd century. This destination is also characterized by its location between Europe and the Middle East,

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You will like

  1. Bulgarian Black Sea beaches
  2. Rila monastery
  3. The historic town of Veliko Tarnovo
  4. Veliko Tarnovo, the great city of the tsars
  5. The Bulgarian wine tradition
  6. Thracian tombs
  7. Plovdiv, European capital of culture

When to go

You can visit Bulgaria all year round as it is a country with a Mediterranean climate. The high season begins between April and May and ends in November, when the cold begins to settle.

Entry formalities

Nationals of the European Union only need a valid identity card or passport for any stay in Bulgaria. If you are going to Bulgaria by car, you will need to take out border insurance, going through customs. This sticker must be affixed to your windshield.

Canadians will need to present a valid passport at least three months after the departure date. At customs, you may be required to present the return ticket as well as proof of medical insurance valid in the EU. No visa is required for stays of less than 3 months.

For more information, visit the Canadian government website.

Health

For Europeans, your medical expenses can be covered upon presentation of the European vital card. For all trips to Bulgaria it is necessary to update the DTP and pertussis vaccine. Avoid drinking tap water and prefer to use bottled water instead.

Plane ticket

Depending on the season, a flight between Paris and Sofia can cost between 160 € and 500 €. The prices can vary according to the reservation deadline but also according to the company you select.

Jet lag

There is an hour difference between France and Bulgaria. When it’s 12 p.m. in Paris, it’s 1 p.m. in Sofia.

Language

The official language is Bulgarian, but other languages ​​are also widely used such as Turkish, Russian, English and German.

Address and useful numbers

French Embassy in Bulgaria

27-29, rue Oborichté1504 Sofia

(00) 359 2 965 11 00

Embassy of Bulgaria in France

Consular functions provided by the Embassy

1, avenue Rapp 75007 Paris

01.45.51.85.90

Traffic police: 165

Police: 166

Bulgarian Samu: 150

Telephone and internet

The country code for Bulgaria is 359. To make calls to France, you can use the payphones in the Post Office. This will save you from buying a phone card.

Wifi is now present in more and more hotels, bars and restaurants across the country. So you shouldn’t have too much trouble logging in.

Electricity

The electrical outlets used in Bulgaria are the same as in France. You will therefore not need an adapter.

Explore Bulgaria

8 days · 1 Country ·

Service level: Basic
Activity level: Challenging
Group size: Small group

Relaxing in Bulgaria

8 days / 7 nights - Bed & breakfast

Type of tours: Stay
Activity level: Light
Group size: from 2 to 20