Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

VRs in France

Last Updated : January 5th 2017 (VTH942T updated)

Links : British Buses in France

The VRs shown on this page were in France on the above date. The liveries depicted are the last known to be carried by the individual vehicles. If you know that the livery or location has now changed I would appreciate receiving an email or, better still, a photo which I will add to this page and credit to you. Remember - the site is only as good as the information I receive.

The following VR was shipped to Brittany in November 2016 where Louis Goban plans to convert it for use as a mobile cinema:

VTH942T in 2016
Photo : Louis Goban

The following VRs have been converted for use by Retrocs (La Petite Friperie Ambulante) based in Quimper but mobile all over Brittany :


VPF288S in 2014
Photo : Darren Gallop


DEX231T in 2014
Photo : David Long

The following VR has been converted to a static restaurant with an unknown owner in Toulouse :


Photo : From the Internet

The following VR was in a yard near the railway at La Grand-Combe in May 2013:


The following VRs were owned by Publibus, Lezardrieux, Brittany in May 2013:

BRX381T (ex-DEX231T)

Photo : Allan Macfarlane


Photo : Allan Macfarlane

The following VR has been converted or use as a static cafe near Lezardrieux, Brittany, owner unknown. It was for sale in December 2012:


Photo : From the Internet

The following VR is in use as a cafe in Amberieu-en-Bugey as "Le Bus Bristol":


FKM867V in France

Photo : Len Midgham

The following VR is with LondonBus in St-Amante-Tallende:

VVV948W (ex-FAO417V)

Photo : Brian Watkinson

The following VR is in Perpignan with an unknown owner having been converted to a restaurant:


Photo : From the Internet

The following VR is owned by Mark Wilson ( but is in Brittany (for sale) after an aborted sale:


Photo : Elme Pesquer

The following rare VRL coach is with an unknown owner in Toulouse for use as a caravan :


The following VR is with Boutrouche, Quimper, Brittany but was for sale on eBay in 8/2005 :


Photo : eBay

The following VR was driven to the French Alps in August 2004 for conversion to a caravan :


The following VR was with Sandrine Becquaert & Emmanuel Caldier, Villebon sur Yvette, France. However, it was noted in a recovery yard in Cosne-sur-Loire in 9/2011, ownership unknown and is still there in October 2014:


Photo : Nick Moore

The following VR is with the Church of Scientology in Paris. Unfortunately it was damaged by vandals in 2009 and was for sale by August :


The following VR is thought to be used by the Church of Scientology somewhere in France. It is also recorded as a non-PCV in the U.K. :


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