With Brexit coming you will need to change your British licence for a French one. We walk you through how to do it and the process involved
Stick to the limits in France and you won’t have any problems – but if you’re one of those people who think that speed limits don’t apply to you, be prepared to pay for the privilege and suffer the consequences!
Look out for changes to the ‘contrôle technique’ from May 2018, in an attempt to make the French equivalent of the MOT more thorough and prevent unroadworthy vehicles from taking to the roads legally.
YOUR BRITISH CAR IN FRANCE with Polly Cannie If you’re intending to hang on to your British car in France and re-register it, make sure before leaving the UK that you have at least…
Risks to the environment
Every year in France more than 1,5 million de vehicles are scrapped. A VHU (véhicule hors d’usage) can pollute both ground and water, due to the various liquids.
Did you know that if you look at the petrol pump symbol on your fuel gauge, there is a small arrow indicating on which side you’ll find your petrol cap? Amazing eh?
Reregistering a British car in France. Contact the Customer Service Dept for the make of your car and ask for a Certificate of Conformity (attestation d’identification)
France continues to bring in new initiatives in an attempt to cut down the mountains of paperwork involved in pretty much anything official. Whilst it has been possible to pay parking and speeding fines online…
After three years of driving back and forth to the South of France in my little UK car, I decided the time had come to buy a second-hand French car. Nothing special, a few years…
Hopefully, it will never happen to you, but if it does, forewarned is forearmed, and it is important to know exactly what to do if you are involved in a minor road accident (accident d’auto) in France.