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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.

Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gitesMark and I were in Rennes the other day.

Not being used to paying for parking (where we live it is free), we had to find some cash for a parking meter.

I only had enough for two hours, and as it was already eleven o’clock, it wouldn’t give us long enough as we wanted to eat in a nearby Auberge, as well as doing a bit of shopping.

Mark was less bothered, as it meant no shopping (lunch was more important, he said).

My annoyance at his badly disguised pleasure was soon turned around when I put the cash in the meter. The ticket came out of the slot with an expiry time of 15h30.

Closer examination showed…”Paid: 11h-12h. Repas (lunch): 12h-14.30, no charge. Paid: 14h30 – 15h30”.

Is France the only place in the world where Parking Meters go for lunch as well as the populace ?

Perhaps this idea could catch on in the UK !

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