Driving in France

Vehicle advice and the rules of the road

LATEST ARTICLES ON DRIVING IN FRANCE

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Vehicle import and car registration in France

If you bring a car to France you can keep the original overseas licence plates for up to a month only. Here’s how to change them over, plus information on registering new and second-hand French cars

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Cheap fuel in France

Use the new government website to find who sells the cheapest diesel and petrol in the Tarn & Aveyron. The government hopes that by displaying their prices, it will encourage retailers to be more competitive.

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Hire a classic Morgan sports car in France

Imagine the warm breeze in your hair and the feel of the hand-crafted wood and leather of a bygone era. Cross Channel Sports Cars offer daily or weekly Morgan hire, so you can drive around the stunning South West of France in style.

Drinking & Driving in France

The relaxed attitude to drinking and driving in France has surprised and sometimes delighted many foreign visitors. Tales such as the account in ‘A Year in Provence’, where policemen were helping drunk partygoers into their cars at the end of a village meal were not rare. But things have swiftly changed, since the French government pledged to lower the terrifyingly high number of deaths on French roads…

Driving Licence FAQ

Image not found.Frequently Asked Questions about the eligibility of foreign licences, how to obtain a French licence, whether you need to get one, the penalty points system in France and other important rules…

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Driving in France

American licenses may be eligible for a reciprocal exchange towards a French one, depending on the state of issue of the original.

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Motorcyling in the Quercy

Like a good many of us who plunge straight into moving lock, stock and barrel to France, never having had a holiday home here, we underestimated the challenge of living in a foreign country…

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Driving in France – an introduction

Before setting off onto the French roads, it is vital to acquaint yourself with some basic principals concerning driving in France as well as the road network and administrative requirements relating to driving licences.

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Driving in France over the age of 70

The European Directive states that the driving licences of EU member states are valid in other EU countries. This means that you can keep your UK licence until you are 70 years old and drive in France.