whats limit on taking booze to France

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  1. sb8263

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    whats limit folks on taking gin (spirits ) to france please . wifey likes her gordons gin and at only £15 Ltr i was going to take 4 or 5 bottles, But is the limit less and how keen are they ?
    i can drink cheap wine etc and most beer so not a problem for me....:)
     
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    AFAIK There is no limit for personal use. You'd have to have more than 10 litre bottles of Gin for the French to be even remotely interested, to be honest triple that and as long as you look like you drink that much you'll be fine :)
     
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    Trust me you don't need to take much, just about every supermarket sells Gordon's.
     
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    I was stopped coming back from Spain this year by French police on the A75.
    I was took into the services and searched and I had 32 litres of whiskey a few bottles of wine and a slab of beer, I had kept all the receipts and there was no problem at all.
    Alan
     
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    Provided it is for your own consumption there is no limit when travelling between EU member states. In practice, the EU has indicated a guideline for spirits of 10 litres to account for 'personal consumption'. Member states may set their own guideline amounts but they cannot be lower than the EU advisory amount. See this EU web page: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/common/travellers/within_eu/index_en.htm

    The reason French police are hot on checking travellers entering from Spain is because people transit via Andorra which is outside the EU and sells cheap booze (if entering the EU from an outside country the limit for strong alcohol is 1 litre).
     
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    It would be like taking coals to Newcastle.
    Believe me, you can buy Gin in France
     
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    Gordons gin is usually cheaper in French supermarkets. I always buy mine in France rather than U.K..
     
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    5 bottles ? How long you going for ? :BigGrin:
     
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    Yes most uk spirits are cheaper in carrefour than here especially nice whiskeys (y)
     
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    going for 4 to 5 weeks, so wifey will drink that and more....dont mind buying here at 15 quid a ltr,,,leaves me more spends for some nice drinks for myself on the travels....;)
     
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    I think your wifey needs to have a re-think about her alcohol consumption if she wants to live a bit longer! :blush:
     
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    sssssshhhhhhhhhh i have just topped up her life insurance,,,:whistle::whistle:
     
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    I wonder if prepaid funeral plans are cheaper to buy in France than the UK?
     
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    you could always fill your fresh water tanks with gin :LOL:
     
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    cant,,,,full of carling.....:whistle:
     
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    there is always the grey water tank
     
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    well, you never hear of the French taking 'booze cruises' to the UK....kinda tells you something doesnt it ? :LOL:
     
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    Why take it?

    A litre of Gordons in France 11 euros give or take!
     
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    when wee go we empty the van of all and just levee enough for transit to the ferry as soon as were on the other side hyper market buy beer whisky fags
    the French don't come to the uk to buy drink I wonder why
     
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