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.

Port de Foleux, walkway and boats moored Following in the footsteps of George East (from his latest book French Impressions – Brittany), we decided to take a look at the area between Marzan and Béganne in Southern Brittany, in particular the pretty port of Le Foleux on the banks of the river Vilaine.

It wasn’t a big effort for us, as Le Foleux is only about 15 minutes from our house near La Roche Bernard, but we hadn’t visited before and thought that we should – as it was so close.

Le Foleux sits in a picturesque spot on a bend in the River Vilaine between La Roche Bernard and Redon. It has plenty of picnic areas, a Crêperie / Bar, a pretty marina with space for over 300 boats, shower blocks and a dry dock for boats. It is also on a couple of cycling and walking circuits in the area – bikes are available for hire.

Small boats are available for borrowing so that visitors can row across the river.

We liked Le Foleux – it was pleasant and peaceful without being too busy, and it is certainly less touristic than nearby La Roche Bernard.

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