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.

Cancale Oyster bedsI am going through some photos we took last summer and found this one, taken in October (2011). It shows Cancale oyster beds.

At the end of the port in Cancale (Brittany, France) you can find a few stalls selling mussels (moules) and oysters (huîtres). You can eat the oysters on the beach – the sellers will open the oysters for you – or take them home. You can’t get fresher oysters! The oysters beds are only a few metres away from the stalls!

Most tourists eat them there and the beach is covered with shells!

Cancale is famous for its oysters, but also for fish and sea food.

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