Just back from the AAA. Got my international drivers permit. European countries run this scam, where if you are caught driving over there without one they fine you 500 euros on the spot. Spain is notorious for it. I don't know about France. I've only driven in Spain and Italy. They have all kinds of tricks to skim visitors.
More power to you. If there's one thing I've learned, there are many ways to trade. Some of you are savants at it. You've seen a pattern that works for you and honed it to perfection. That's genius, and I respect it.