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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?

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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