Transport and travel in France
FROM the high speed TGV rail system to flights from destinations around the world France can be access quickly and easily.
But once you move to France you are going to need a car and maybe some other helpful advice on things like petrol prices, rail tickets and beating traffic problems.
Importing an English car into France
You can bring your English registered car into France but to drive it long term it has to be part of the French system.
Advice on car registration in France
Some more hints and pointers on registering cars in France.
How the carte grise works
Just like the UK you need to be the registered owner of the car and for that you need to apply for your carte grise.
Alcohol breathalyser for motorists
The requirement to have a single use alcohol breathalyser in your vehicle when driving in France.
Website for petrol prices in France
If you want to track down the cheapest price for petrol a regularly updated website will help you out.
Traffic reports for French roads
Maps and pointers to potential traffic problems from across France which will prove useful during the tourist season.
Driving tips in France
A few simple checks before departure will ensure your trip runs smoothly and doesn’t get stuck in a pothole or two.
Advice and tips to travel safe and securely
Nearly one in five people holidaying in France fall foul to thieves of one sort or another.
EU pet passport scheme for travel
Pets travelling between European Union member states must have an official EU Pets Passport.
Eurostar ticket tips when making a booking
If you are travelling to France on the Eurostar get the best priced ticket deal.
Cheap ferry ticket tips to France
If you can be flexible with your times of travel you may be able to get a cheaper ferry ticket than you thought.
Rules on air travel for disabled passengers
Rules have been introduced by the Department of Transport to give disabled people new rights when travelling by air in Europe.
Carte Senior from SNCF
If you are aged over 60 and enjoy discovering the different corners of France by train, then SNCF’s Carte Senior may be worth investigating.