whats limit on taking booze to France

sean n maggie

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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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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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sean n maggie

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5 bottles ? How long you going for ? ::bigsmile:
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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I wonder if prepaid funeral plans are cheaper to buy in France than the UK?
 
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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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