Updated : 01/03/2017
If you buy a new car in France, you need to put it through a roadworthiness test 4 years after the initial purchase.
If you have a used car which is more than 4 years old, you need to put it through a roadworthiness test every 2 years.
A roadworthiness test must be conducted each time a vehicle changes owner.
If you register your car as a new resident in France, and have come from another EU country, you need to put the vehicle through a roadworthiness test if it is more than 4 years old.