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.

Nantes airport

Nantes airport

As the flight from Dinard to East midland was cancelled the other day (28th Nov), I had to take our visitors to Nantes airport to catch the next flight to East Midlands.

I had never been to Nantes, nor the airport, but I must say I was impressed by both. The centre of Nantes and the airport.

The airport was very easy to find – very well sign-posted and parking was not a problem.

It took us 2 hours from Dinan. If you have to go to Nantes airport, go 2 hours early and visit the centre. The chateau is beautiful (it was too cold and windy to walk round the ramparts!), and the historical centre is worth a visit too.

I left my camera in the car so I can’t even share photos of it!!

More about the new Aéroport du Grand Ouest

If you are a regular traveller between the UK and Brittany / Pays de la Loire you may want to keep up with the development of the new airport, scheduled for completion in 2015, and let us have your views…

Find out about the new airport to replace the existing Nantes Atlantique in 2015

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