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Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

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Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

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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.

Rachel GallardIf you have Free as your phone provider in France you might wonder how to get the 3G (Clé 3 G) working.

Although everything was turned on on the phone, I could not use the 3G. I asked various friends who knew a bit more than me but they could not help. I looked online for answers.. I was told my phone could be faulty.. I was getting frustrated..

To sort it out was very easy! I contacted Free on their help line (3244 – premium call!) and they told me to simply download an application called ‘mobileconfig’.

Once downloaded, it worked straight away!

I hope this post will help others who live in France and who have the same problem that I had!

Drop me a line if you have found this post useful.

Editor Notes

Thanks Rachel. A useful bit of information. I’ve tracked down the mobileconfig app on the Google Play system, but you’ll need to do some research if your phone is not an Android one.

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