Driving in France

Road signs FranceWelcome to our comprehensive guide to driving in France. Here, you can find all the new rules of the road and French road signs. Discover everything you need to know about the French autoroute and all the law changes for UK motorists in France.

An introduction to driving in France

Whether you're planning a short trip in Paris or driving all the way across France, our guides will give you all the rules and information you need. See our handy infographic on the autoroute in France.

Driving rules in France

FrenchEntrée can help you check the latest rules and requirements for driving in France.

French driving licences

Need advice obtaining a driving licence in France? Find out how here.

 Renting a car in France

All the essential rules and information you need to know about car hire in France.

Further information

Find more important driving information here, or browse our articles below.

LATEST ARTICLES ON DRIVING IN FRANCE

Driving in France: What You Need

For many travellers planning holidays to France, taking their own car on a ferry is a popular, and convenient, option. Driving in France may seem a little daunting to begin with but you’ll quickly get the hang of it as

Car Hire: How Will Brexit Affect Travel to France

There is still much uncertainty around Brexit and the implications around travel to the EU for British citizens. We look at what is likely to change from visa requirements to passports and car rental in France.

New speed camera warnings launched in France

Official Map of the Placement of Fixed Speed Cameras Online

  The official map of fixed radars (Conventional fixed speed cameras, two-way speed cameras, medium speed cameras etc…) and dummy control routes (where radars are moved regularly) has just been posted on the Road Safety website. This map shows the

Obtaining a French Driving Licence

At the moment it is not mandatory to exchange your UK licence for a French Permis de Conduire (except in the event of a traffic infringement, out of date licence etc.) However, due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit – and

How to Drive on French Autoroutes Like a Native

  Outside of the month of August, driving on France’s Autoroutes is generally a joy. You’ll experience little of the tedious congestion and seemingly endless roadworks that we have to endure year-round in the UK. However, what you will experience

Driving in France using a left-hand drive car

Buying a left hand drive car in the UK

Options for driving in France Moving to France and unsure of your best motoring options when you live there? There are several directions for drivers to take: 1. Sell your UK-registered car and buy a left-hand drive (LHD) when you

UK driving license and car hire in France

Car hire in France advice: the new rules

We speak to the AA about the controversial DVLA scheme for car hire abroad For some care hire in France customers this summer there was chaos and confusion, but the dust has now settled on the DVLA’s decision to introduce a digital-only

A French autoroute near Avignon

The autoroute in France: An infographic

The autoroute in France is familiar to us all. From north to south, east to west, from Lyon down to the Riviera on the mythical, almost sensory route du soleil, a humble stretch of French road can be a source of holiday

Touring Languedoc-Roussillon in a classic car

Guy Hibbert fulfils a long-held ambition, driving a classic Italian sports car on a 36-hour road trip through Languedoc-Roussillon, leisurely taking in the area’s hugely pleasurable range of seafood, wines, mountains and medieval architecture along the way…

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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.

Buying a car in France

How to buy a used car in France

Buying a used car in France – Introductory guide While some people moving to France will take their right-hand drive car with them, at least for the first few months, others will want to make a fresh start on the