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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?

French 2cv - Best car in the World

Best car in the World

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 Controle 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…

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