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.

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The October 2010 Newsletter

Our October 2010 newsletter features a warm welcome to our new guest bloggers Nicola Harrington and Anne Williams, a look at holiday rental bookings for 2010, an introduction to our new series entitled ‘On the Trail of George East’ and an invitation to you, our readers, to join the growing list of people contributing regularly to the site.

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On the Trail of George East… Vannes

George East is an acclaimed travel writer who has been writing about France for more than thirty years. His latest book “French Impressions – Brittany” was published several months ago. In our series ‘On the trail of George East’ we are publishing excerpts with George’s opinions of places in Brittany that he has visited and we would like you, our readers, to add your comments, letting us know if you agree or disagree with George.
In the third in the series we visit a town in Southern Brittany on the edge of the Golfe of Morbihan…
Read George"s impression of Vannes