How to drive in France How to drive in France
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How to drive

in France

Are you in a hurry to come and visit us ? We can understand this !
Just take a moment to read some information about driving safely in our country.

Keep right!

First of all, you may already know this, we drive on the right side of the road in France and you might see some signs that you don’t know. So be careful and stay on the right road!

Of course, you want to show off “Hey guess what ? I’m in Grimaud, between Provence and French Riviera !”

Yes, we understand, but be careful, it is not allowed to hold a phone in your car (the same as in England). The hands-free kit (earphones) is also prohibited, but you can use a Bluetooth hands-free kit.

Your seatbelt must be fastened at all times in the front and the rear of the car.

Children can sit in the front seat of the car if they are over 10 years old, but children less than 12 years old must be in a child’s car seat.

Smoking is not allowed in your car if there are children in.

Drivers cannot drink, eat, put on make up or wear flipflops while driving (we know that you are desperate to get to the beach, but be careful not to be ready too soon).

For your own safety, don’t leave valuables in the car.

Be careful on the road

Do you plan to taste our Rosé of Provence ?  Of course you do, but in moderation ! Here is the permitted limit :

– Blood test : 0.5g/L

– Breath test : 0.25g/L

Take your time, you’re on holiday ! Here are the main speed limits, but watch out, they change quite often.

– In town : 50km/h (around 30 mph)

– Out of town : 80km/h (around 49 mph)

– Motorway : 110 or 130km/h (around 68 and 80 mph)

Just a note about our area

There are many visitors who want to enjoy our area so the roads may be busy and traffic may be heavy.

So please, stay on the right side of the road so that you don’t give the police, fireman, ambulance crews any additional work…

Watch out for the many motorbikes too, especially if you are performing a U turn.

Find all the information about car parks in Grimaud (location, prices). And don’t forget to take extra care around other cars in car parks as it isn’t always easy to stay on the right side.