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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?

Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gites

Nicola Harrington

We have just returned from our second meeting with Mme Dargery at the government offices in Vannes,

and hopefully we are a little closer to completing our application for French Nationality.

In this meeting, Mme Dargery was keen to explore how we had integrated into French life.

She asked lots of probing questions, wrote reams, none of which I could read upside down !

We left with another list of documents which we need to provide before our dossier can be sent to the ‘Minister’ in Paris.

We were told that the decisions are made a lot quicker now, and that once our dossier leaves Vannes for Paris, we should receive a decision within a year!

Thankfully, when we started this exercise, we were under no illusions that this process would be quick or easy.

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