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.

You had until 17th February 2012 to exchange your last French Francs. If you missed that date, they won’t be worth anything! I guess collectors might be interested to have them in the future.

What were they worth in euros?

500 francs “Pierre et Marie Curie” (€76.22),
200 francs “Gustave Eiffel” (€30.49),
100 francs “Cézanne” (€15.24),
50 francs “Saint-Exupery” (€7.62),
20 francs “Debussy” (€3.05).

I lived abroad when France switched to the Euros so I didn’t have to worry about as I was using Pounds at the time.

I did find a 10 French Franc coin last week. It looked like a 1 euro coin. The lady at the shop gave it back to me and asked for some euros instead! I wonder where I got it from.

I might have to have my eye sight checked again!

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