Foreign Driver Rating: !! not too bad; nearly ! easy-peasy

In general, France is driver-friendly: well-maintained roads, generally polite drivers, good signage, and – thanks to a change in the law – even the roundabouts work the same way as everywhere else (yield to traffic in the roundabout). The only thing that makes France challenging is a lot of pre-car roads.

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Uzes, France: the downside of that charm is lots of pre-car roads. Photo by the author.