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.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake. Find out all about Pineau des Charentes.

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

If it were blowing a gale outside your French home would your first thought be to rush into the local woods to go hunting for ceps, chanterelles and pied de mouton mushrooms? Read Nicola’s account of mushroom hunting in Brittany in the middle of a storm.

Usborne books representative in Brittany and NormandyCan’t believe how the time is whizzing by- just had a count up and it’s only 18 days to go until the furniture arrives in France.

Have had a very busy few weeks, and we still seem to have so much to do! My hubby Allan has just set off to France with our van loaded up with all our Usborne Books, tables and stands, as we did our last big agricultural show here last Saturday. Had a good day and managed to clear a fair bit of our stock and the rest is now en route to Mohon.

I’m staying behind for a three more days, then catching the plane to Nantes on Thursday, to cram in seeing the accountant on Friday to get the ball rolling to register my business, plus a couple of Tots to Travel visits, and the Usborne stall I’m having the Fete Day in Guegon on 26th- hope the weather shines! Back to the UK on Monday, with then just over a week until the furniture van arrives at our house!

Our dining room is virtually empty at the moment as I decided to sell our table, chairs and corner cabinet. They were really good pieces of furniture but we have nowhere to put them at the moment so they would have had to be stored in the barn for goodness knows how long. It seemed sensible not to take them to France in the end. Next job is to go through my wardrobe and sort a charity shop run with clothes I don”t need. I think that’s one thing I’m going to miss in France – charity shops. Someone mentioned that there are the Catholic run ones – Emmaus?? but I’ve never seen one. In the UK I just LOVE charity shops! You never know what you are going to find and I’ve had some real bargains over the years. Anyway – back to the sorting out…

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