Owning a Vehicle in France

Find out how to buy or import a car or bike in France, plus information on registering, insuring and making it road legal once the paperwork is completed...

Whether behind the wheel of a car or motorbike, drivers in France have to make sure that their vehicles are registered, insured and roadworthy. In this section there is detailed information on vehicle insurance so that you can make sure that you’ve got the right policy for your needs, with instructions on making a claim should the need arise.

You can also find information about the compulsory roadworthiness test in order to ensure that your vehicle meets the required national standards.

In the market for a car? This section covers the processes and paperwork involved in buying and selling a new or used car in France, as well as details on how to go about Registering or re-registering your vehicle.

Thinking of bringing a car from your home country? Details on the registration, taxes and customs requirements needed to import a car or bike from inside or outside of the European Union can be found right here.