Living in France is an absolute pleasure but when French bureaucracy gets involved, it can make life very difficult.
Here is the conversation Nicola has been having with the garage regarding her little 2cv’s contrôle technique:
« The Citroën garage have called. The MOT garage will not perform a MOT without a Certificat de Conformité.
Yes, I know that.
– What shall I do? You won’t issue a Certificat de Conformité without a Contrôle Technique (MOT)? I ask.
– I don’t know Madame, but you must come and collect the 2CV.
So, the 2CV is now back home. There is always more than one way to skin a cat…
I have two avenues to explore:
1. Are there any other companies that can issue a Certificat de Conformité? I will do some internet research today…
2. Is there a MOT garage in Brittany that will perform a MOT on a car with British registration documents? I will make some phone calls this morning… ».