La Roche Bernard

Introduction to La Roche-Bernard La Roche-Bernard is a small town in Southern Brittany. It is a very exciting place to visit for many reasons. The town is situated on the River Vilaine, and plays host to a myriad of small boats in its natural harbour. Two superb...

Local Activities

Whatever your interests, the Brittany / Pays de la Loire region of France certainly offers an incredible range of local activities. From walking to sailing or from playing golf to relaxing on one of the many glorious sandy beaches. Do you prefer a self-catering...

La Brière

A 5 minute drive from La Roche Bernard takes you to the Parc Naturel Régional de La Brière. The park includes the largest wetland area in France outside of the Camargue. It covers around 100,000 acres. Its establishment in 1970 aimed to  protect the cultural and...

Markets in France selling food, crafts and antiques

Visiting local food, craft, and antiques markets in France is one of the most pleasurable experiences enjoyed by holidaymakers. This certainly applies to Brittany and the Pays de la Loire regions. Whether you are looking for local Pottery, Speciality salt from the...

Holiday Website Tips (2) – Be easy to contact

Make sure there is a clear and obvious way for people to get in touch with you wherever they are on your website. Failure to do so could result in lots of potential bookings finding their way to somebody else's website. A few simple ideas may make all the difference...

Martin Jarvis - helping website owners get more traffic and win more businessWhen will the new breath test requirement come into effect?

From 1st July 2012 it will be a legal requirement to carry a single-use breathalyser test kit in all cars in use on French roads.

Why are breath test kits a requirement for driving in France?

This law has been implemented to help reduce the number of deaths on French roads – it’s estimated that 1 in 3 of all road deaths in France in 2011 were caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.

Are English drivers affected by the breath test law?

This law applies to English drivers in France and also to rented cars. It will be the drivers responsibility to ensure that their rental car is equipped, although many rental companies have already committed to providing them.

There will be a small fine of 11 Euros for drivers who do not have a breath test kit in their car if stopped by the police.

 

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