Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Tracey, a British expat living in Brittany, contacted us to ask the following question: I am thinking of exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France. The car would be registered in Poland. Is this possible? How difficult would it be? EXPORTING A UK BOUGHT LHD CAR TO...

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

Autumn, mushroom picking season Mid-October is upon us, and autumn is already well on its way... glorious golden colours abound in the countryside. A real feast for the senses: bright yellows, oranges, rich reds and browns so pleasing to the eye. The earthy and musty...

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

An unexpected visitor (original post by Nicola) There was a terrific storm yesterday in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since yesterday was a bank holiday, we were rather startled: generally,...

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Faire la fête – Summer Fêtes in France

If you see a sign like this on the side of the road. Stop and ‘faire la fête!’… The French are very good at social events, they love them! Give the French a marquee, trestle tables, long...

Le Grand Prix Rétro at Le Puy Notre-Dame

Le Grand Prix Rétro returns to Le Puy Notre-Dame the weekend Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July 2012. Have you been before? Are you planning to go this year? Leave us a comment below....

Le Mans 24 hour endurance race

THE 2010 LE MANS RACE The 78th Le Mans 24-hour race takes place 12th-13th June 2010 at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The race track is located near Le Mans in the Pays de la Loire. For the first time...