Living in the Languedoc: Driving
Remember to carry your national id (your passport will do),
a permis de conduire (a UK licence can be used for
up to a year in France), a carte grise or other car
ownership papers, and a carte verte or other proof of third-party
insurance (not required for UK registered vehicles).
Bear in mind that you may need a visa in you are not a EU
should be aware that radar detectors are illegal in France,
whether in use or not. If caught, you are liable to a prison
sentence, a fine, confiscation of the device and confiscation
of the vehicle. You should therefore ensure radar detectors
are removed from your vehicle before commencing any journey
In this section you can read about the Rules
of the Road in France, some Road
Signs that you may not be familiar with, Driving
and the Law
relevant to road users, and Driving
Conventions that you may not find in books about France.
You can also find out about Driving
to the Languedoc from the UK, about Motorways
(Autoroutes) and how to avoid
traffic jams, and some Special
considerations in the Languedoc.
For further advice contact the AA.
For up to date information about French roads contact Information
Routiére (+34 826 02 20 22) or the Centre Régional d'Information
et de co-ordination Routiéres (+34 806 02 20 22).
For information about French motorways contact the Centre
de Renseignements Autoroutes (+34 147 05 90 01) or listen
on the radio to Autoroute Info in French on 107.7 FM.
Click on the following link togo to another section for information
Hire in the Languedoc.
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