Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Tracey, a British expat living in Brittany, contacted us to ask the following question: I am thinking of exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France. The car would be registered in Poland. Is this possible? How difficult would it be? EXPORTING A UK BOUGHT LHD CAR TO...

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

Autumn, mushroom picking season Mid-October is upon us, and autumn is already well on its way... glorious golden colours abound in the countryside. A real feast for the senses: bright yellows, oranges, rich reds and browns so pleasing to the eye. The earthy and musty...

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

An unexpected visitor (original post by Nicola) I had never thought of mushrooming in Monteneuf forest until yesterday when there was a terrific storm in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since...

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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

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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

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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?

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

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