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.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake. Find out all about Pineau des Charentes.

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

If it were blowing a gale outside your French home would your first thought be to rush into the local woods to go hunting for ceps, chanterelles and pied de mouton mushrooms? Read Nicola’s account of mushroom hunting in Brittany in the middle of a storm.

Category: Running a French business

Some implications of French bureaucracy.

Doing what we do we see a fair amount of what happens when people get it wrong and often spend a lot of time trying to help them. The sad thing is that with more knowledge of French bureaucracy and the differences between the French and the British attitudes to life a lot of the time this sort of situation can be avoided or at least improved. So in this post I am going to try and set down a few general principals about operating your life in France both professionally and privately and give some pointers on how to avoid the traps that life sets. In the next post I will talk about what happens if the huissiers do call and how to deal with it all.

Take a look at some general principals to help you get through private and professional life in France