If visiting France

  sunnystaines 08:26 13 Jan 12
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A good site with views and info on the towns & villages. pics are good but info in french. just click o the county then the village/town to view.

http://www.villagesdefrance.free.fr/page_france.htm

  zzzz999 03:17 14 Jan 12

That's great. Check out Pays de Bonifacio on Corsica, wow!! And eat your heart out Scarborough

  badgery 07:02 14 Jan 12

"And eat your heart out Scarborough"

OK, but when I go to Scarborough I don't have to raise my voice and shout to make myself understood!!
....ou est mon manteau?

  Aitchbee 12:30 16 Jan 12

sunnystaines - merci beaucoup, pour cette link. Je will 'ave a goosie-gander, n'est pas.

  Aitchbee 12:50 16 Jan 12

...if you highlight a block of French text, you can translate into English within your browser. I tried it with IE8 and Bing translator.

It's a good way to brush up on your French, if it's a bit rusty, like mine, and you might be able to dispense with the translator aid, after a while.

It's a nice website. Thanks again, sunnystaines.

  sunnystaines 14:17 16 Jan 12

i cannot speak or read french, i use the google translater

  WhiteTruckMan 20:32 16 Jan 12

The biggest problem I have when visiting france is being carved up by french drivers. I used to think it was down to my driving style (pretty laid back and relaxed) but when I drove like the local lunatics (dont ask!) it made no difference. However, when I borrowed a french registered car for a day or two - no problem! I have come to the conclusion they just see an english plate and go bonkers!

For my next trip I am currently thinking about having some french style numberplates made up for my car. Apparently I can get them stamped in aluminium, with a french font size but with a uk european logo on them, white & yellow, for about £35. Not strictly legal in this country, but ok in euroland if swapped on the ferry or in the port.

WTM

  Aitchbee 20:49 16 Jan 12

WTM - when in ROME....If you can't beat 'em, then join 'em.

  WhiteTruckMan 20:53 16 Jan 12

I can't speak for rome, but the residents of milan long since replaced their accelerator pedals with a far simpler on/off switch.

WTM

  sunnystaines 22:11 16 Jan 12

if you think french lot are bad try naples in italy a nightmare not sure why as other italian towns are ok.

never seen a place where traffic lights are ignored as if just for show, people on zebra crossings means you accelorate towards them, and no such thing as keeping in the right lane

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