Bonneau Services

Comprehensive translation, interpreting, relocation and administrative services. Your Helping Hand in Brittany / France.

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?

Blue VW Beetle in France
Blue Beetle in France

Jill from New Zealand contacted us to ask the following question regarding buying a car in France…

My husband and I are coming to France at the end of June to spend a year doing workway and house sitting experiences. We are both UK citizens who have spent the last 30 years living in France. We want to buy a car and use it for a year and then sell on our return to NZ. The whole year relies on us getting a car – and we will have not fixed address – any ideas on how we can achieve this? Everything I read says we need to supply a utility bill as proof of address but of course we will not have one. We do have a sister in the Gers and a friend in the UK though. Any help greatly appreciated from a very sunny NZ!

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