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.

Bistrot Les Tontons Saumur 2With much of Saumur cordoned off to traffic for this weekend’s festivities, Friday’s deadline deliveries were unable to reach us and albeit this wasn’t quite to plan, there was much to do in preparation for the opening of Bistrot Les Tontons on Tuesday 05 July 2011.

Gérald and I viewed the then called Café La Grange back in March, where upon first sight it resembled the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

Since signing on 21st June, the future Bistrot Les Tontons has undergone a vast transformation.

Work in progress at Bistrot Les Tontons SaumurFor those of you who know Gérald from Domaine de la Paleine, you will be delighted to learn that he will continue to represent the Domaine.

Furthermore, the wines from Domaine de la Paleine will be available to enjoy during lunch and dinner and can be purchased directly from la cave at Bistrot Les Tontons.

In addition, Loire Valley Uncorked will continue to provide privately conducted wine tasting tours at the Domaine de la Paleine, and,
NEW for 2012 – wine tastings & river boat trips on the Loire river held on Domaine de la Paleine’s own private “la toue”, river boat.

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