Driving in France

Driving and owning a vehicle in France.

Breathalyser kits are now compulsory in all vehicles

Breath Test KitNew laws have come in to effect in France which require all drivers to carry a breathalyser kit in their car...

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La priorité à droite

priorité à droitePriority from the right is the regime that applies in the absence of signalling. If no sign is found at an intersection or if there is a panel containing a black cross the driver must give way to any vehicle coming from a road on the right ...

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Changes to the highway code: Pedestrians

pedestrian lawsChanges to the highway code in France mean that pedestrians now have right of way over cars when crossing the road ...

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New System For Car Registration Plates

New French number plateNew regulations on car number plates in France came into force on the 15th April 09. The new regulations mean that cars will now be assigned a vehicle registration number (numéro d’immatriculation) which lasts for the life of the vehicle...

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Driving in the Alps & Other Mountain Roads

Mountain chaletBreathtaking scenery and picturesque mountain villages make driving across the French Alps and other mountain roads in France a real pleasure but you need to take care especially during the winter months...

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Warning Triangles and Reflective Safety Jackets

warning triangleFrom the 1st of July 2008 it will be mandatory for car drivers in France to ensure that their vehicle is equipped with a warning triangle and a reflective safety jacket or vest. Anyone found to not be complying with the new requirements could be subject to a fine of 90 Euros...

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Common Road signs you'll see whilst driving in France

Signposts in France are patterned according to EU recommendations - These are the most common ones and their meanings...

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How to register a car in France - getting a Carte Grise

If you are moving to France permanently and bringing your car you will need to register your vehicle in France or obtain a Carte Grise within the first 6 months of arriving.

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Obtaining a Driver's License in France (For Americans)

If you do have a license from one of the states listed, you have one year from the date you entered France: the date stamped on your passport or Carte de Sejour, to make the exchange. If you wait more than a year, all is lost; you will have to obtain a French driving license 'from scratch', a difficult process...

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Driving in France

A car is a convenient way to move around in France, roads are well maintained, outside of the main cities congestion is almost never heard of, the French road network includes over 5000 miles of motorways, and many are Peage (toll roads) which link all the main provincial towns and cities...

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Using your UK Driving licence in France

An EU fact sheet detailing all the information you need to know about using your UK driving license in France.

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Travel Accessories

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