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    Hi everyone!

    So I’m going on holiday at Christmas in French alps and I was wondering what the drinking laws are actually like in France. I’m there for new year and I’m 16 but 17 in febuary. I haven’t tried getting served in England but I do only really look 16

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    Since 10 January 2010, it is illegal to "sell, serve, or offer" any form of distilled alcoholto those under the age of 18 or any alcoholic drink to those under 16. So fermented drinks like beer or wine are permitted above 16.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    Since 10 January 2010, it is illegal to "sell, serve, or offer" any form of distilled alcoholto those under the age of 18 or any alcoholic drink to those under 16. So fermented drinks like beer or wine are permitted above 16.
    Thanks for the reply. So like do you think I will be able to drink there or buy from bars?
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    (Original post by joe2585)
    Hi everyone!

    So I’m going on holiday at Christmas in French alps and I was wondering what the drinking laws are actually like in France. I’m there for new year and I’m 16 but 17 in febuary.

    Thanks!
    According to Wikipedia:

    ]France has no explicitly stated consumption age, but sellingalcohol to a minor (under 18) is illegal and can be fined 7500 euros. This age was raised from 16 to 18 in 2009. It is illegal to sell alcoholic drinks to anyone under the age of 18.
    Which would explain why I was never asked for proof of age when drinking during my 2015 trip to Paris. :lol:
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    (Original post by joe2585)
    Thanks for the reply. So like do you think I will be able to drink there or buy from bars?
    there is more information here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_drinking_age#Europe

    it looks as if Germany is less regimented, which is surprising.
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    (Original post by Petrol Candle)
    According to Wikipedia:



    Which would explain why I was never asked for proof of age when drinking during my 2015 trip to Paris. :lol:
    Okay haha thanks. Do you think I will be able to buy in bars/ shops
 
 
 
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