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.

imagesCAG1SLT1 (190x120)France has always had a reputation for passion and romance, and we all think of French kissing as a passionate act from this country. But there hasn’t been a word in the French language to describe the act of French kissing… until now!

The word, Galocher, pronounced ‘Ga-losh-ay,’ is the new word – literally meaning to ‘kiss with tongues’ and it will be included in the 2014 edition of Le Petit Robert dictionary, which hits the shops on 1 August. The word has been used in the UK for centuries and is believed to have been introduced by soldiers returning home from Europe, after World War I.

Laurence Laporte, of the Robert publishing house said,

“We always had many expressions to describe ‘French-kissing’, like ‘kissing at length in the mouth’, but it’s true, we’ve never had one single word”.

Well…they do now….ooh la la!

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