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.

A compelling 18-minute video, in English, working through Brittany in 1936, from St Malo down to Saint Nazaire (which was still part of Brittany until the early 1960s), stopping at Concarneau, Carnac, St. Anne d’Auray, Vannes and a few other places in between.

Covering tourism, religious gatherings, the Breton fishing industry (with fishermen at Concarneau or Douarnenez, which was the largest sardine fishery in France at the time,  landing large quantities of what look like tuna) and sailing history, this is an excellent glimpse into Breton life between the Great Wars.

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