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Comprehensive translation, interpreting, relocation and administrative services. Your Helping Hand in Brittany / France.

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?

Len Clark, owner of a holiday home near Saumur in the heart of the Loire countrysideMy name is Len Clark and I’d like to take you with me on a journey through memory and hope.  We have had a second home in the Loire Valley (near Saumur in Maine-et-Loire) for about 8 years.  We are hoping to make the move to France within the next 6 months or so and plan a year’s trial to see whether we make it permanent.

My wife, Anne, and I have always had a love affair with France.  She spent a year in Brittany after her A-levels and speaks very good French.  I stumbled along with French that would make Tony Blair look fluent (although I hope it has since improved).  Every time we went with the children for a summer holiday we would fantasize about buying a place in France … but that”s only for the wealthy, isn”t it?

And so it would have stayed until my sister-in-law changed the rules.  But that’s for next time.

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