Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Tracey, a British expat living in Brittany, contacted us to ask the following question: I am thinking of exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France. The car would be registered in Poland. Is this possible? How difficult would it be? EXPORTING A UK BOUGHT LHD CAR TO...

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

Autumn, mushroom picking season Mid-October is upon us, and autumn is already well on its way... glorious golden colours abound in the countryside. A real feast for the senses: bright yellows, oranges, rich reds and browns so pleasing to the eye. The earthy and musty...

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

An unexpected visitor (original post by Nicola) I had never thought of mushrooming in Monteneuf forest until yesterday when there was a terrific storm in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since...

It’s been a while since we have sent you a newsletter, but it’s almost the New Year so we’re back with a new format which we hope you will like.

Our aim is to send you a digest of our favourite website posts each month, along with a few hints and tips for your website.

picture2011 was a fine year

It’s been a good year for our Brittany and Pays de la Loire information and blogging site. 58% more traffic, lots of stuff happening in 2012, and a nudge towards social media and how you can use it to improve your business prospects.

Read the 2011 website report and get connecting


La Bouillabaisse de Marseille in Brittany

Every French person knows how to serve Bouillabaisse de Marseille, but in Brittany it would be considered sacrilege not to use local ingredients when cooking

Read on to find out how bouillabaisse is served….in Brittany!

Another Sunday another concert

Between gigs in Perros Guirec and Guingamp for the Christmas season, and trying to deal with problems linked to his son’s roofing apprenticeship, Simon Pocock never stops

Read about the problems encountered by Simon’s son during his apprenticeship


The House of Wooden Santas – a story by Kevin Major

In May of this year, Sarah-Jane and Gérald welcomed the writer Kevin Major and his wife Anne to La Bellevue, where they enjoyed many happy moments over a glass of wine during summery barbecues

Read about Kevins’s moving Christmas story

Until next time… we wish all our readers, contributors and clients the greatest possible 2012 and look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible.

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