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.

Leonardo da Vinci

Wealthy collector Pierre-Antoine Labouchere donated several thousand manuscripts to the public library in Nantes in 1872. When a journalist came across a reference to a document in a biography of Leonardo da Vinci his search brought him to Nantes, and to the Labouchere collection, where he discovered a coded manuscript, written by Da Vinci and most probably in 15th century Italian.

The manuscript has yet to be deciphered, as it is coded in Da Vinci’s trademark right-to-left mirror writing.

This is not the first important discovery at the library from the same collection, as in 2008 a musical score by Mozart was found.

Read more about the discovery of a coded manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci in Nantes.

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