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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?


Classical Music Concert – Chateau du Val, Saint-Just 35550 on Saturday 5th May 2012

Come and listen to talented Chinese pianist Eileen Huang at a magnificent Chateau in Brittany before she embarks on her “Piano on Silk Road” adventure.

Enjoy an evening of piano music against the backdrop of a private Brittany chateau


Immense and indestructible, or polished and clever? St Nazaire or Nantes in France?

Nicola was so impressed on her recent visit to the submarine pens and town of St Nazaire, that she has gone back for another look, following it up with a visit to the modern exhibition of Machines de L’Ile in Nantes.

Take another look at the World War 2 submarine pens in St Nazaire, and at the majestic heron, part of Machines de L’Ile exhibition in Nantes


St Nazaire Tourism – Submarine Pens and Shipbuilding Tours

The French coastal town has a big World War 2 history – it was the Atlantic base for German U-Boats and was often the subject of allied bombing raids. Today it is a major shipbuilding town.

Visit St Nazaire, the submarine pens and L’Escal’ Atlantic

France Fines Google for offering Free Maps

I have just read an article about a law suit brought by Bottin Cartographes in France against Google. Bottin Cartographes claim, and the French court agrees, that Google has been anti-competitive by offering it’s Google Maps API service free of charge, and that this is not competitive with it’s own business mapping service.

Read my views on why competing in the same marketplace as Google could be good for business

Local markets in FranceIs there a good market near you?

Tell us about your local Brittany or Pays de la Loire market. Where is it, when is it, what’s good about it.

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Add your local market, tell us where it is and when it happens

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