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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.

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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.

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.

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

Nicola Harrington

What a scorcher yesterday… and today it is set to be 29 degrees. Summer has arrived, which is wonderful as there are some beautiful beaches in Brittany!

Hope this weather continues right through until September, four months of glorious sunshine.

Sunday, we are off to ‘La plage’. There are lots of beaches within easy reach – the coastal town of Vannes is just 30 mins away; Carnac has miles of sandy beaches, but is touristy and can get very busy. Our favourite beach in Brittany is Damgan. It is also popular with the French, who keep it a secret, so you won’t find many English here.

What is your favourite beach in Brittany?

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