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.

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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