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.

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.

Home with tuffeau stone in Pouancay, FranceSince moving to our home in Pouançay, Gérald and I had been wondering what to do with the space that had been semi created prior to our arrival.

A lovely spot to the side of the house where one can enjoy the sun and take in the full impact of our spectacular view.

An area outside for the family had always been our intention but careful consideration had to be given to ‘le look’, keeping in mind the spirit and tradition of the village and in addition, complimenting our home, ‘La Bellevue’.

Improving a house with tuffeau stone in FranceMuch to my excitment yesterday saw the finishing touches put to the terrace.

Created in tuffeau, the signature stone of this region, the height of the terrace has been created by carefully selected plants.

Not missing out too was the ‘light well’ leading into our trogodyte caves, soon to be a mass of colour as soon as the Pierre de Ronsard roses, the chèvrefeuille (honeysuckle) and clematis burst into flower later this year.

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