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International driver's licence needed in France?

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  • 27-06-2019 8:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2


    I hold a full Irish driver's licence. I don't think I need an international driver's license for France but can't find a definitive answer online. Can anyone help? Thanks a million.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,492 ✭✭✭✭elperello


    No you don't need an international drivers licence in France.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,761 ✭✭✭Pinch Flat


    I hold a full Irish driver's licence. I don't think I need an international driver's license for France but can't find a definitive answer online. Can anyone help? Thanks a million.

    Nope full Irish driving license is fine. Are you hiring a car or bringing your own? Just remember also the French have some strict law about what you carry in the car - first aid kit, spare bulbs, alcohol breath testing kit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 981 ✭✭✭Decoda


    I hold a full Irish driver's licence. I don't think I need an international driver's license for France but can't find a definitive answer online. Can anyone help? Thanks a million.

    The bearers of driving licences issued by Member States of the EU or of the European Economic Area (EEA) may use their licences in France for an unlimited period.

    For further information: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/N19126

    Cross-border exchange of traffic offence information

    France exchanges information on traffic offences with Ireland.

    https://ie.ambafrance.org/For-road-users-in-France


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 niamhnestor


    Pinch Flat wrote: »
    Nope full Irish driving license is fine. Are you hiring a car or bringing your own? Just remember also the French have some strict law about what you carry in the car - first aid kit, spare bulbs, alcohol breath testing kit.

    Hiring
    Thanks for the heads up


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,779 ✭✭✭Carawaystick


    Pinch Flat wrote: »
    Nope full Irish driving license is fine. Are you hiring a car or bringing your own? Just remember also the French have some strict law about what you carry in the car - first aid kit, spare bulbs, alcohol breath testing kit.

    Hi Viz vests for the adults, inside the car; these are the Gilets Jaunes used in the recent protests


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,361 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    Hi Viz vests for the adults, inside the car; these are the Gilets Jaunes used in the recent protests

    OP will be hiring a car. There will be a hi-viz vest in a transparent bag in the glove box.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,930 ✭✭✭✭Del2005


    Hi Viz vests for the adults, inside the car; these are the Gilets Jaunes used in the recent protests

    Hi Viz is neeed for anyone getting out on a motorway, if you break down on a motorway everyone should get out and behind the barrier.


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