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.

Since opening our wine bar, bar à vin, Bistrot Les Tontons in July 2011 there have been continual improvements and this week saw the greatest, the arrival of our new façade and Les Tontons signs.

Gérald leaves the ‘old look’ Bistrot Les Tontons for the last time.

The old Bistrot les Tontins

Working on Bistrot les Tontons

The old glass front is removed…!

Bistrot les Tontons, SaumurNew Bistrot les Tontons in SaumurThe new façade will open fully during the summer months.

Early morning in Saumur and the signs are going up !

A ‘sneek peek’ of things to come for Bistrot Les Tontons 2012.

On Sunday the children and I saw the ‘new look’ for the first time…

New Bistrot les Tontons in Saumur

Sarah-Jane Beaumont, Saumur, France…and toasted the past two days work with hot chocolates, much loved treats of Augustin & Constance (and Mummy Beaumont…!)

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