Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Tracey, a British expat living in Brittany, contacted us to ask the following question: I am thinking of exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France. The car would be registered in Poland. Is this possible? How difficult would it be? EXPORTING A UK BOUGHT LHD CAR TO...

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

Autumn, mushroom picking season Mid-October is upon us, and autumn is already well on its way... glorious golden colours abound in the countryside. A real feast for the senses: bright yellows, oranges, rich reds and browns so pleasing to the eye. The earthy and musty...

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

An unexpected visitor (original post by Nicola) I had never thought of mushrooming in Monteneuf forest until yesterday when there was a terrific storm in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since...

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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