French Connection

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    Hi, I'm heading to France this year and have had several people advise me as to what I'll need. Reverse polarity lead, tester, different adapters/leads etc. According to some I'll need about three different connectors.. Can someone please advise what I will really need and links to where they can be purchased would be good. Any other tips and advice would be good. Heading for a wedding and we have been asked to take over cheese ( I might throw in a haggis as well ) but I feel sure there must be rules on what we can take with us.

    Many thanks :thumb:
     
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    Hi , You can get a polarity checker from towsure also continental mains adaptor.
    Terry
     
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    Map of France !!:thumb:
     
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    mostly the french now use the standard 'blue' plug as we use here.

    some older or more rural sites may still have the old schuko sockets and you will need an schuko plug (below) or just an adaptor ( second below) and a uk 3 pin plug on your h/u lead.

    schuko plug

    Adaptor



    other things will be two warning triangles, reflective vests, first aid kit....even if not compulsory they're worth having.

    driving licence, log book, MOT, insurance etc....originals...NOT COPIES

    i'm sure there are no restrictions on foodstuffs into Europe or the UK
     
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    er 'coal to Newcastle' springs to mind :BigGrin:
     
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    Spot on. I could go the whole hog and take a good Scottish wine with me... I am really looking forward to enjoying the culinary delights of France. It's some English friends that have set up home in France that are getting married and have requested we take some cheese over. Probably to let some of their neighbours and friends sample some cheese from where they come from. Many flavours, many wines, many aspirins.......:thumb:
     

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