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Anyone driving a motor vehicle on the roads in France must be 18 years or older and have a valid driving licence (permis de conduire). This licence must be carried on all journeys and must be presented to an official on demand.
Some foreign-issued driving licences are valid in France indefinitely (provided certain requirements are met) and some are valid for a limited period. Some may be exchanged for French licences provided a reciprocal exchange agreement exists.
Foreign issued licences fall into one of three categories: