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.

Megaliths at MonteneufA favourite haunt of mine, the megaliths at Monteneuf. A mystical place.

Megaliths, standing stones, how did they get there, and why?

A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. These structures were built in the Neolithic period when life was tough, just surviving was a challenge yet time and considerable effort was expended in creating these impressive monuments.

It is impossible not to be impressed with the feats of engineering. These stones, come weighing 40 tonnes have traveled great distances on a system of ropes and logs. They are then used to form structures  utilizing an interlocking system without the use of mortar or cement.

Discover more about the standing stone megaliths of Monteneuf

EDITORS NOTE

If you enjoyed this post and are interested in Monteneuf, you can also read our post on mushrooming in Monteneuf forest.

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