Welcome to France! Once you’ve made the crossing over the Channel, there are some basic rules you’ll need to follow to ensure your journey onwards is a safe one:
- Always drive on the right hand side of the road!
- A sign with a blue background and a small letter and number in either red or green indicates a motorway route.
- Signs with a green background indicate a non-motorway main route.
- A sign with a yellow diamond inside a white diamond edge means that priority is given to the main road. All joining traffic must give way.
- When there is a black line through this sign, this indicates the end of the priority zone, and all traffic from the right now has priority.
- A triangle shaped sign with a red edge and a black x cross in the middle warns that you’re coming to a junction, where priority is given to the right.
- Make sure you head to the right pump when filling up with petrol. Unleaded petrol is sans plomb, diesel is gazole or gasoil, and LPG is GPL. Avoid E10 on unleaded as it can affect the engine efficiency of many vehicles.
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Whether you’ve lived in France at some point in your life, had a great visit there, or you just dream about having the opportunity to take a trip there someday, having a French theme for your wedding can be one of the most beautiful, romantic themes that you could choose. Read the rest of this entry »
The Eiffel Tower today remains one of the most popular attractions of all time in Paris let alone Europe. In fact, since its opening, it is estimated that over a quarter of a billion people have viewed the tower. It has by far been one of the most historic buildings in the world and has landed its name on the 7 Wonders of the World. Read the rest of this entry »
For couples looking for a romantic getaway, Paris and New York are two cities that should be at the top of the list of possible destinations. Whilst you are bound to have a great time wherever you choose to go, there is some disagreement over which of these fantastic cities is perfect for a romantic getaway. Read the rest of this entry »
Also known as the City of lights or the City of stinky cheese, Paris is the most visited city in the whole entire world. It is known to have great tourist attractions, sights such as monuments and museums. It is appealing because the city has a great culture, appealing French cuisine, wonderful architecture and a rich history of art.
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However, it seems that the elegant, classic and ‘shabby chic’ feel of French furniture is becoming ever more popular with homeowners, which is a great contrast to the modern styles that have recently lead the market. Read the rest of this entry »
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Guest post by Kat Kraetzer
A haven for intellectuals, fashionistas and loved-up couples alike, few would deny that Paris is the city break destination par excellence. The list of exceptionally famous Parisian landmarks is endless: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Moulin Rouge, the Arc de Triomphe – all essential stops on all European tours. Here are some interesting facts for you to think about next time you head out to this dreamlike city… Read the rest of this entry »
Guest post by Megan Hunt
The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of Paris’ most famous landmarks, attracting thousands of tourists each year. The building is over eight hundred years old and is located on a small island in the middle of the River Seine known as Île de la Cité. Although it is often referred to as ‘Notre Dame’ its official name is ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ which translates as ‘Our lady of Paris.’ Notre Dame is considered to be the most important cathedral in Paris as it is the home of the Cathedra, which is the official chair of the Arch Bishop of Paris. Read the rest of this entry »
Guest post by Aoife O’Carroll
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Guest post by Rob Holman
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