I currently live in the US and I am moving to France. I learned to drive in the US but I am not an American citizen. This means that currently I only have an American driver's license (the only one I have ever had) which will expire soon after I leave the USA, since it's valid only for as long as I can legally stay here.
On the website of the Embassy of France in Washington, it says,
... you can take the written and driving portions of the French licensing examination after one year of residence in France.
(But please do check the context if the quote at the link!)
Does this mean that it will be impossible for me to drive in France in the first year? Is it at all possible to get a driver's license in France before having stayed there for a full year?