1. Which side of the road should I drive on in Nantes?
In Nantes, as in the rest of France, you should drive on the right hand side of the road.
2. What is the speed limit for campervans in Nantes city centre?
The speed limit in the city centre is usually 50 km/h, but it can be lower in certain zones. Always look for road signs indicating the maximum allowed speed.
3. Are there many speed cameras around Nantes?
Yes, speed cameras are common in France, including in and around Nantes. Ensure that you respect the speed limits to avoid fines.
4. In France, am I required to have an international driving licence?
If you are from a country within the European Union, your driving licence will be valid. If not, you will need an international driving licence.
5. Are there many toll roads around Nantes?
Yes, there are a significant number of toll roads in France. To avoid surprises, plan your route in advance and consider the cost of tolls.
6. Are there specific traffic rules I should be aware of?
France has a priority to the right rule at intersections, unless otherwise signed. Also, pedestrians have priority at marked crosswalks.
7. Where can I park my campervan in Nantes?
There are several dedicated parking lots for campervans in and around Nantes, including 'Aire de Camping Car Park'. Always check local restrictions before parking.
8. Are there Peak traffic hours in Nantes?
As in most cities, rush hour tends to be early morning (7am to 9am) and late afternoon (4pm to 7pm), so plan your travel outside these times if possible.
9. Is road quality good in Nantes and rest of the country?
The roads in Nantes and throughout France are generally of high quality. However, rural and mountainous areas may have narrower, winding roads.
10. Are there any specific rules regarding seat belts in campervans?
In France, seat belts must be worn at all times when driving, for the driver and all passengers.
11. Is it common to use roundabouts in Nantes and rest of the country?
Yes, roundabouts are quite common in France and the rule of the road is to give way to vehicles on the left within the roundabout.
12. Are there any child-specific driving regulations?
Children under 10 are required to use a suitable child restraint system when travelling in a campervan.
13. Are there strict rules on stopping for school buses?
France does not have specific rules on stopping for school buses, but you should always drive carefully and be prepared to stop when you see a bus with its flashing lights on.
14. Are there winter driving requirements in Nantes?
Winter tyres are not a legal requirement in Nantes, but it's wise to check weather conditions before setting out and to be prepared with snow chains if needed.
15. Are there any regulations regarding driving in the countryside?
When driving in rural areas, keep an eye out for wildlife and be respectful of local residents and farmers. The usual speed limit is 80 km/h on single carriageway roads without a central reservation.