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Check out the traffic conditions in France with the calendar below showing any predicted problems. Latest Traffic Info, Autoroute toll classes & Fuel Prices are available lower down the page, as well as Weather in France with links to Speed camera locations, Webcams & Live Traffic Maps for towns, cities & autoroutes.

Traffic Forecast Calendar for France 2021

Key to calendar :

GREEN:   Traffic flow is Normal   

ORANGE:    Traffic flow is Difficult

RED:    Traffic flow is Very Difficult       

BLACK:   Extremely Difficult

AREAS AFFECTED:     1) PARIS REGION     

2) NORTH & NORTH-WEST

3) BURGUNDY & EAST         

4) AUVERGNE/ RHONE-ALPES

5) AQUITAINE/ SOUTH-WEST   

6) MEDITERRANEAN

French School Holiday dates 2021

Weather Northern France                 Weather Southern France

Latest Traffic News

All the latest traffic information in France & around the Channel ports

   France is under partial 'confinement' at present & 'leisure' travel between some regions is not allowed & there is also a 7pm to 6am curfew, hence traffic levels in April will still be relatively low on French roads (especially at night). There are 8 problem days forecast by the French traffic information agency 'Bison Futé' for the month & these are the 3rd, 17th, 23rd, 24th & 30th which are forecast as orange - 'difficile', whilst the 2nd, 5th & 16th are forecast as red - 'tres difficile'. These possible problem days are due to holiday traffic but any traffic problems are dependant on any Covid-19 restrictions that may be introduced by the government.

     

Traffic problems around the Channel ports at present are as follows:

Roadworks on the N814 ring road at Caen, in both directions, lasting until 31/07/21.

The N27 south of Dieppe is closed in both directions until 31/10/21 due to ongoing roadworks.

      Entry to France is subject to the constantly changing Covid19 situation, please check with French government travel restrictions as well as UK government rules regarding a future return to the UK. Also see our guide on the 'More Useful Info' page. The current ferry/ tunnel situation is as below:


Brittany Ferries have recently confirmed that two ferries will be laid up & a third will not resume crossings. Most routes are either reduced or suspended, this has the following effects:
Plymouth to Roscoff: Service suspended till further notice.
Portsmouth to Le Havre: Suspended until further notice.

Portsmouth to Cherbourg: Weekly service has recommenced using new vessel 'Galicia'
Portsmouth to Caen: Running daily but reduced capacity.
Portsmouth to St Malo & Poole to Cherbourg: Services suspended until mid-May
Plymouth to Santander: Service resumes May 2021.

Portsmouth to Santander: Twice weekly service

Eurotunnel are operating a regular service, check-in at least 45 mins before travel.
DFDS are sailing to normal schedules but have reduced passenger capacity, face masks required on board.
P&O have said that their ferries are still running on the Dover to Calais routes for ‘essential travel and freight services’.

DIESEL PRICES IN FRANCE

AVERAGE      SUPERMARKET           TOTAL               ESSO                    AVIA 

1.44€/ litre         1.35€/ litre          1.49€/ litre          1.44€/ litre          1.47€/ litre 

As in the UK the dearest fuel is to be found on the autoroutes, whilst the cheapest is found in the supermarket filling stations, the smaller independent prices lie somewhere in between. The above "Gazole" prices are the current French average.

To find the latest local prices & cheapest fuel throughout France click here

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