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.

Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven ship with wifi badgeIt’s been a frustration of mine for quite a few years that internet access onboard cross-channel ferries (at least Brittany Ferries) has been non-existent, or available only at relatively high cost. I’m fairly reliant on internet access for my business and am an avid social media user, and so on one of the longer channel crossings (e.g. Portsmouth – Caen), this can work out quite expensive.

So, I’m delighted that Brittany Ferries have announced that they are in the process of upgrading their satellite technology across the fleet and will be offering complimentary wi-fi access in public areas on their ships from early May 2013.

Free wi-fi is something that consumers expect more and more from retailers these days, and it is likely to become a significant determinant for consumers when choosing one service over another. Whether this will really apply to Brittany Ferries, who enjoy a significant monopoly on Western Channel crossings, I don’t know. However, as a very frequent cross-channel traveller, I’m delighted they have taken this step… It’s about time, but well done Brittany Ferries!

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