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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 23 Jul 23 11.17am Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Be careful of cyclists. They have a habit of riding in huge packs with the leader wearing yellow.

 

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View Hannes's Profile Hannes Flag Vienna 23 Jul 23 11.40am Send a Private Message to Hannes Add Hannes as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Or better still leave them at home!

That's what I'm currently doing for weekend visits, with the disclaimer that Heathrow and Gatwick don't allow pets in the terminals! On these weekends, it's worth opening the cans yourself, considering how much money I save when my wife doesn't go shopping in London on match days.....

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 23 Jul 23 11.40am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

i have never seen such a bunch of chain-smokers as a group of elderly French cyclists at the bar in their destination.

wearing all the kit and dragging on 20 Gauloises

 


Kayla did Anfield & Old Trafford

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 24 Jul 23 9.07am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Unless you want to be targeted by the gendarmerie, hire a French car. GB plates are like catnip to the French rozzer.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 24 Jul 23 9.15am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Unless you want to be targeted by the gendarmerie, hire a French car. GB plates are like catnip to the French rozzer.

Yes, you must have UK plates.

Edited by YT (24 Jul 2023 9.16am)

 


Palace since 19 August 1972. Palace 1 (Tony Taylor) Liverpool 1 (Emlyn Hughes)

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 24 Jul 23 9.25am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

You also definitely need spare light bulbs.

My advice is to travel very early during the holiday season because the traffic jams can be crazy.

What really bugs me is that you can make good time only to be held up at a toll booth for ages. Especially down south.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 24 Jul 23 9.26am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Yes, you must have UK plates.

Edited by YT (24 Jul 2023 9.16am)

No. You must have a UK sticker, unless you have UK plates.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 24 Jul 23 11.29am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

No. You must have a UK sticker, unless you have UK plates.

Yes, but you will still be a Clouseau magnet.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 24 Jul 23 4.59pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Yes, but you will still be a Clouseau magnet.

I have driven the length of France many times and have never been stopped by the Police.

Some of the driving, particularly in the south, is breathtakingly bad, so the gendarmes have their work cut out already.

I should add that I have driven in the US on several occasions and have managed to get pulled over by the five O twice. That is fun though and worth the fine, as long as you keep your hands where they can see them.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (24 Jul 2023 5.02pm)

 

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View Grumbles's Profile Grumbles 24 Jul 23 5.56pm Send a Private Message to Grumbles Add Grumbles as a friend

it is worth considering a toll tag for autoroutes, it saves a lot of time at toll booths and no messing with cards or money.

manufactured in the UK and good for QE2 bridge.

[Link]

On the autoroute there is normally a radar sign for permanent speed checks, but not radar guns etc.

everything you need to know is here.

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 24 Jul 23 6.15pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I have driven the length of France many times and have never been stopped by the Police.

Some of the driving, particularly in the south, is breathtakingly bad, so the gendarmes have their work cut out already.

I should add that I have driven in the US on several occasions and have managed to get pulled over by the five O twice. That is fun though and worth the fine, as long as you keep your hands where they can see them.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (24 Jul 2023 5.02pm)

Drove in Corsica where encountered about half a dozen awful crashes with one with the giblets still being scraped out. Gendarmerie standing about bored and seen it all.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 24 Jul 23 7.55pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

the Goofy Citroen DS with its headlights that turn with the steering-wheel......


 


Kayla did Anfield & Old Trafford

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