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.

Category: Moving to France

Where has the last two weeks gone!

Ok so we"re here and I can"t believe how fast the past two weeks has gone!

The furniture was delivered on schedule and then we had the task of deciding where everything was to go. We also cleared out our barn, which was five years overdue and had three full dechetterie runs in our van.

We"ve now rebuilt wardrobes, changed pictures around and the place feels more like home than just a holiday home…

Read Philippa"s account of her relocation to Brittany