Driving in France

These articles talk about driving as an American in France. Get familiar with French traffic signals before getting behind the wheel. For how long can you use your U.S. driver’s licence in France? Can you get a French driver’s license? Do you need to re-take the driving test?

  • French road signs

    French road signs

    Learn French road signs visually with side-by-side American-French traffic sign pictures and their meanings in English.

  • Driving in France vs driving in the U.S.

    Driving in France vs driving in the U.S.

    This is a guide for Americans driving in France. Find out the major differences between driving in France and driving in the U.S. and learn useful French traffic signs.

  • French driver’s license

    French driver’s license

    Are you familiar with the French driving point system? This article explains how to check your points or contest a a traffic fine. You’ll also learn about probationary permits and how to order a new driver’s license.

  • French driving test

    French driving test

    Learn the ins and outs of the French driving test: Should you use a driving school? How many points do you need to pass? Can you take the test in English?

  • Getting a driver’s license in France in 4 steps

    Getting a driver’s license in France in 4 steps

    This handbook gives you precise instructions on how to get a French driver’s license as an American.

  • French air quality certificate

    French air quality certificate

    Do you need an air quality certificate in France? Read this FAQ to make sure you comply with the anti-pollution law when driving in France.

  • French acronyms you should know

    French acronyms you should know

    Learn the most common French acronyms organized by category.

  • US driver’s license in France

    US driver’s license in France

    This FAQ answers questions about driving in France with a US driver’s license. How long it’s valid, can you exchange it, can you rent a car in France..and more!