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?

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.

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

Nicola Harrington

In the process of filling in the paperwork to apply for French nationality I paused to admire the sheer number of forms and bits of paper needed……….well in excess of thirty, all copied twice and attached to the original…..

From needing a police report from the UK to prove there’s no murky past, to three years business accounts justifying that our family won’t be a burden on the state. Collate the whole lot then go and be interviewed in Vannes to prove your comprehension of the language !!! After that a two to three year wait whilst necessary checks are completed.

Sound like the French have it about right……………………………………….

Editor’s Note : It sounds like Nicola is at an early stage of her French Nationality application. Do we have other readers who have already been through this process and who can perhaps offer some advice here? Please add your comments below…

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