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.

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

Nicola Harrington

The holiday booking season is upon us so I thought it was time to mention our gites……….

We bought La Maison Violette just two years ago and since then it has been completely renovated and now has floors, water and electricity!

La Maison Violette is located in the small village of Reminiac, and is within a two minute walk of the local bar/shop, handy for those early morning croissants and a cup of strong piping hot fresh coffee.

Reminiac also has a restaurant which is extremely popular with the locals. It hosts an annual Sculpture Week when great tree trunks are miraculously carved into works of art. Enjoy the ‘sculpture walk’ which starts just 500m from La Maison Violette.

La Maison Violette has just been renovated so everything is just out of the box, from the cutlery to the dishwasher.


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