Your local caserne de pompier (fire station) may be delighted to take it off your hands for training purposes…
I have never heard of a 250 euro charge! In fact, if the vehicle is “complete” (not missing its vital organs) a VHU centre is obliged to take it with no cost to you although if they collect there could be a towing fee.
The ones that I know will either take it for no charge or pay you its scrap value by weight.
Details of the regulations & where to find a licenced VHU centre near you can be found here - https://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/vehicules-hors-dusage
Many thanks Mark!
So sorry to hear about your situation and I hope it is not restricting you too badly. Life can be a bugger!
Thanks for the scrapage advice but would they be able to give me the scrapage certificate for the DVLA?
Whereabouts in France are you?
Martin Walker in Frejus
Getting by thanks Christopher. Frejus is a lovely place. Had ideas about visiting there a few years back but events took their toll
I’m totally out of date with the mechanisms for telling the UK the car is scrapped in another country, so can’t help with that I’m afraid but @Mark_Rimmer is your man!
As for insurance premiums, why not chat to @fabien the in house SF insurance expert? I guess your biggest difficulty is exporting it paper wise to France but another modest old car insured in France shouldn’t cost the earth…
Thanks for further advice. Martin