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.



Iona and Joe have broken up from school. They now have 9 weeks of uninterrupted, well almost uninterrupted, play…

During the holidays, French school children are expected to ensure that they have fully understood everything that they have learnt in the previous school year.

Holidays...What holidays?

Holidays...What holidays?

To this end, in every supermarket, you will see racks and racks of “Cahiers de Vacances”, for every school year, from the Maternelle (age 3) to the Terminale (final year at college, age 17-18).

These workbooks consolidate the school syllabus and are designed to highlight any issues that your child may have.

Should there be any problems, there are specific workbooks available for each subject, say, French grammar, maths, etc…

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