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    Life in Paris & France

    Driving in France – what kind of driver license is necessary?

    France and the United States (and other countries) have an agreement about exchanging driver licenses. For a short visit (ninety days or under), it might be required and is advisable to obtain an international driver license. Check with AAA in the United States about obtaining this before you leave for France. If you plan to live or stay in France, other directives apply. The current rules about using your United States driver license can be read on the Department of State and French public service websites. The U.S. Department of State Travel.State.Gov page provides Road Safety Overseas information. I recommend that you scroll down and click on the link  “US…