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.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake. Find out all about Pineau des Charentes.

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

If it were blowing a gale outside your French home would your first thought be to rush into the local woods to go hunting for ceps, chanterelles and pied de mouton mushrooms? Read Nicola’s account of mushroom hunting in Brittany in the middle of a storm.

Tartiflette, a french tradition


Tartiflette is a French dish from the Haute Savoie region of France. It is made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, cream, and lardons.

This meal is not for the faint hearted, nor those on a diet. Not surprisingly it is very popular in French ski resorts and it often conveys an image of friendliness, authenticity, and soil of the mountain.

The tartiflette recipe saw a revival in the 1980’s when the Union Interprofessional Reblochon used it to promote sales of the reblochon cheese. The dish was then also confirmed by Christian Millau (Gault-Millau Guide) in his dictionary of gastronomy lovers.

Should you visit France in the winter, try a tartiflette. You will not be disappointed!

Editor Notes

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