Transportation in France

Tips for Getting your French Driver’s License

Tips for Getting your French Driver’s License

If you are planning to move to France or you have just arrived here, you may be wondering if you can legally drive in this country.  The answer depends on your situation, and on where your permit was issued. If you have a driver’s license from another European country, it is valid in France.  As a diplomat, you may be able to drive with your foreign license for duration of your mission in France.  If you are not in one of these cases, you can drive for one year with your valid foreign license and translation of this document, but no longer than the first anniversary date of your residence. If this applies to you, you will want to ensure you have obtained a French driver’s license before your first year of residence is up. Here are four tips for facilitating that process.

Where to Park All Those Bikes

Where to Park All Those Bikes

Biking in Paris is becoming quite popular, with dedicated bikes lanes popping up in all arrondissements to make it easier for bikers to navigate Parisian traffic. But when you return home the question remains, “What do I do with it now?”

Bike in the CourtyardYou can decide not to get a bike at all and opt instead to use one of the many Velo-lib stations in Paris where…