driving in france
I am planning a trip to French Alps, and I was wondering if winter tyres are mandatory in that region ? If yes, could I use M+S tyres as well ? Another question: two tyres are enough ? or it has to be four ?
It depends on the weather. When it snows you do, and chains.
What car are you talking about? If it is a Reliant Robin, then you may need THREE winter tyres, perhaps
The use of winter tyres is not mandatory in France. Nevertheless in some mountainous areas signs warn drivers that snow chains are necessary.
The French are pretty good at keeping the main roads clear of snow, and to buy winter tyres just for a short visit may be overkill. However there are many people who think that winter tyres are an asset in this country too, especially if you live North of Watford.
Basically, it's up to you - whether you think you need and can afford them.
Kent gets a lot of snow and they are South and East of Watford, if I remember correctly.