Driving in France

Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Driving in France, Rhône Alpes
Driving the Col du Mont-Cenis in the French Alps

If you’re into scenic routes, Mont-Cenis pass in Savoie should definitely be on your list. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps and it’s practically a line between the Cottian and Graian Alps. If you’re traveling to or from Italy, ditch the Frejus tunnel and go this way instead – you won’t […]

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How To Hire A Car In France With A British Driving Licence

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Driving in France
How To Hire A Car In France With A British Driving Licence

Avoid driving license confusion: Your licence and driving in France Changes to your licence: As of the 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence was abolished. This change affects people with driving licences in England, Scotland and Wales. Please note, however, that there is still a requirement for a paper counterpart […]

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How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

For the best deals for car hire in France – look no further. We’ve done the hard work for you and found one of the best car hire sites there is with thousands of pick up and drop off locations, a huge choice of cars, market leading rates plus an exclusive discount for The Good […]

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European Driving Laws

European Driving Laws

Driving is a great way to explore a country you’re visiting. Going off the beaten track and discovering a hidden gem not in the guide book is one of the great joys of travel. That unrivalled feeling of freedom to go where you want, when you want. And in Europe we are spoilt for choice […]

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Update to French Driving Rules 2015

Update to French Driving Rules 2015

New rules come into force as at July 2015 for drivers and cyclists in France. You need to be aware of them since breaking the rules unwittingly won’t save you from being fined or worse, you could have your vehicle confiscated. The full rules can be found at the Government website: www.securiteroutiere.gouv.fr French Driving Rules […]

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Get your Priority Right on the French Roads

Written by on February 23, 2015 in Driving in France
Get your Priority Right on the French Roads

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been horn-blasted in France for forgetting about the ‘Priorité à droite’. To be honest, it’s such an archaic thing, even the French don’t think much of it, but it keeps everyone on their toes when approaching road junctions, especially on the edge of town. The issue […]

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UK Drivers warned against speeding in France

Written by on June 30, 2014 in Driving in France
UK Drivers warned against speeding in France

For the 10 million or drivers who pass through Calais each year, several thousand are likely to be out of pocket or even out of their car if they are caught speeding in defiance of strict laws in France. The police in the Pas de Calais area and particularly on the main auto routes are […]

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5 Brilliant short breaks in France

Written by on April 3, 2014 in Driving in France, Holiday Travel
5 Brilliant short breaks in France

A sneaky, cheeky break in the sunshine in France can really perk you up. Hop on a plane in the UK, hop off in France, pick up a hire car and enjoy a few days of fantastic French food and wine, sight-seeing and culture. Here, we recommend five brilliant short breaks in France for that […]

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The joys of driving in France for the first time

Written by on March 11, 2014 in Driving in France
The joys of driving in France for the first time

Gill Baconnier from the UK has lived in Grenoble, France for more than twenty years and ponders the joys of driving in France for an expat who is used to driving on the right side of the road! Watching the French drive can be traumatic so joining in could be seen as foolhardy. Fortunately, I […]

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Top Tips for Drive to Ski Resorts France

Written by on November 25, 2013 in Driving in France, Ski
Top Tips for Drive to Ski Resorts France

Drive to Ski Resorts France: French ski holiday enthusiast Penny Walker shares her top tips and steers you in the right direction for driving to your ski holiday destination in France… If you are planning a ski holiday to the Alps this winter, you may choose to fly, take the train or drive to your […]

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