One of the first French words we learn in school is ‘bic’, for ballpoint pen.(Qu’est ce qu’il y a dans ta trousse?)
Love the big screen but put off by the language barrier? Maybe you’re fluent but can’t bear the dubbed voice overs? Well, English language cinema is not as rare as you might think!
Le chassé-croisé des juillettistes et des aoûtiens’ describes the traffic chaos on the roads of France late July/early August as the whole world and his wife heads off to or home from their hols, and the end of both months when the hols are over.
Good news for motorists heading over the border: several motorways in Spain are going toll-free .
On Monday 12th July, President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation to communicate the government’s plans for the coming summer months. Here’s a breakdown of what was said.
The poor were starving to death on the streets of Paris. In the royal palace, the king’s breakfast consisted of 4 chops, a full chicken, six poached eggs and a slice of ham, washed down with a bottle and a half of champagne.
From Wednesday 7th July, foreign tourists will no longer have free access to Covid screening tests. An antigenic test will cost 29€, a PCR test will cost 49€.
More P-O Life reader shares their experiences of travel between France and the UK with Covid restrictions in place. If you have a story to share, get in touch!
The latest info on driving licences for British licence holders in France. Q&A session and press release by the British Embassy about the reciprocal agreement on the mutual recognition of British and French driving licences.
Le Tour de France is coming to the P-O for the first time since 2009. Stage 15 on the 11th July 2021 is classed as a mountain stage, starting in our very own Céret and climbing 192km to the finish line in Andorra