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?

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.

Le Camélia

Le Camélia French holiday gite is a former cider making atelier in the department of Loire-Atlantique. The area around the gite in the lovely Don Valley near to Guémené Penfao offers a great holiday property location for exploring the North-West area of France.

Rural gite in french countryside near Guémené PenfaoGuémené Penfao is in the Pays de la Loire region of France, close to the border with Brittany and less than an hour from the nearest beaches (including the famous resort at La Baule) and Nantes, Rennes and the Muscadet vineyards around Ancenis.

Our “Le Camélia” gite sleeps 6 plus a baby, has an open plan living room with a log burner and sofa-bed, fully equipped kichen, one with double bed and one bedroom with 2 single beds.

Gite interior. Rental property in Pays de la Loire, FranceOutside, our guests have use of a private patio area and shared use of our lovely garden where they can enjoy a peaceful barbeque and a lovely bottle of local wine.

Our gite is pet friendly and is a non-smoking property, and we may be able to offer discounted ferry crossings for our guests (please ask us). Guests can connect their laptops to the internet via our unlimited ADSL access (not Wi-Fi).

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