France's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Drivers face difficult weekend on French motorways as holidaymakers head home

Share this article

Drivers face difficult weekend on French motorways as holidaymakers head home
Photo: AFP
12:46 CEST+02:00
Saturday August 18th will be a particularly difficult day for holidaymakers heading home on France's motorways.

France's road information authority Bison Futé has marked the whole of l'Héxagone “red” for return journeys on the country's roads and motorways. 

Drivers setting off to the south east of the country on Saturday will also experience delays on les autoroutes, with departures elsewhere getting an “orange” grade.

The worst traffic jams are expected to be on the A7 to Lyon, on the A62 and A61 between Bordeaux and Narbonne and on the A9, from Montpellier to the Spanish border.

Friday has been forecast to be the best day of road travel in the country this weekend, with departures getting the “green” seal of approval for normal traffic flow and returns coloured orange for moderate to difficult circulation.

Sunday is also a better option to head back home than Saturday, with all of France's road network getting a medium traffic rating except for France Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the southeast, classified red.


Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

VIDEO: Three surprising facts that will make you want to visit Malta

Game of Thrones has ended but it lives on in Malta! Find out how and learn two more unexpected facts about this little archipelago in the middle of the Med.