Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake. Find out all about Pineau des Charentes.

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

If it were blowing a gale outside your French home would your first thought be to rush into the local woods to go hunting for ceps, chanterelles and pied de mouton mushrooms? Read Nicola’s account of mushroom hunting in Brittany in the middle of a storm.

Red 2CV in France

The Happy Car

Whoa… I have just passed another 2CV coming back from Malestroit… and the driver waved. I am now part of a secret club!!

I have a theory. If everyone drove 2CVs, there wouldn’t be any road rage. There are many reasons for this :

1. As soon as anyone sees or gets inside a 2CV a ‘happy hormone’ is released, and you can’t help but smile. Now, whether this smile is due to sheer happiness or due to the utter ridiculous nature of the 2CV, I can’t be sure.

2. 2CVs just don’t do speed. Therefore, overtaking is totally out of the question, which is probably just as well as the brakes take time to respond…  we are talking minutes here, not seconds.

3. Now if you combine the ‘2CV happy hormone’ with the complete lack of speed, the result is a slow enjoyable driving experience.

I am now about to try and import this jolly car.

Chez Citroën is a good place to start. I shall go to Ploërmel after the 15km warm up cycle ride this afternoon.

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