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Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake. Read on.

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?

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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