Nationals of France do not require a visa from the Chilean consulate. They are allowed to land in the country and receive their visa at the immigration desk.
The Chilean government has different agreements with other non-EU countries and it is best ask the consulate whether you need to apply for a visa. You can do so by sending a request here. The consulate in Paris does not accept phone calls.
a) Completed application form must be submitted to the consulate. You can get one from the embassy or you download one form here.
b) A valid passport that will not expire until your departure from Chile.
c) Proof of funds to use during stay in Chile.
d) You will also need an invitation letter from an individual or company in Chile. You may also use a hotel reservation.
e) A return ticket or travel itinerary.
The application must be submitted to the Chilean consulate by hand or mail. If you will mail in the application, you should send a return application along with it that has already been paid for.
Processing times and fees
The consulate can process application from 1 to 7 days, depending on the demand. The fees for each nationality are different and you will need to contact the consulate using the form here.
Receiving your visa
You can either pickup your passport from the embassy after it has been stamped, or you can wait to receive it by mail if you provided a return envelope.
a) Valid passport
b) Proof of funds
c) Invitation letter or hotel reservation
d) A return ticket or travel itinerary