Insuring a UK bike in France
this is not technically a touring issue but I figured you guys might be some of the best to ask about this.
I recently rode my UK registered bike down to the south of france (Antibes, near Nice). I've just started a job down here so the trip was mainly to bring the bike down, but it was great. Set off from home in north east UK, down to dover, calais to paris, troyes, dijon, lyon, grenoble and down the route napoleon into Antibes.
My UK insurer gave me 90 days euro cover, but my actual policy expires very soon so I need to renew... whats my best option?? Alot of french insurers wont give me quotes, either because its uk registered and I have no carte grise (but I dont want to register it here, I'm probably only staying a year and having foreign plates has its advantages) or because the bike is a 600 and according to french license law I shouldn't be able to ride a bike that size! (I'm only 22, had my license 5 years).
So, does anyone know a UK company that will insure me fully to ride in france for 12 months? what do you guys do when you do your epic continental trips?? any help/advice appreciated!