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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 2020

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 2020

Weather Northern France                 Weather Southern France

Latest Traffic News

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

   Traffic in France has almost returned to normal levels post ‘confinement’ & July is one of the busiest months on French roads as the holiday season commences. There are a total of 11 problem days forecast by Bison Fute. These are the 4th, 5th, 12th, 17th & 24th which are forecast as orange - 'difficile', whilst the 3rd, 10th, 11th, 18th, 25th & 31st are forecast as red - 'tres difficile'. This additional traffic is due to summer holiday traffic as Paris & the large cities empty out but any traffic problems are dependant on any future Covid19 restrictions that may be introduced by the government.

     No traffic problems are reported around the Channel ports at present.

      France opened its borders between the UK and other European countries on Monday, 15th June & many other EU countries are also allowing entry to EU nationals. It will not be necessary to fill in any entry forms for France although a voluntary 2 week quarantine period will be required if the UK continues to apply quarantine regulations for entry – a decision on this is expected this week.

Travel to France by motorhome however will be subject to the availability of ferries & Eurotunnel services;

Brittany Ferries resumed services between Portsmouth & Caen on 29th June but services are ‘staggered’ & not every ship will operate this summer, not all routes will be served and capacity will be reduced on vessels to ensure the ability to maintain social distancing on board.

Eurotunnel are operating an hourly regular service but require an online form about health status to be completed before you travel & passengers must stay in their vehicles.

DFDS are still sailing to normal schedules but have reduced passenger capacity.

P&O are operating an ‘optimised schedule’ with reduced sailings.

DIESEL PRICES IN FRANCE

AVERAGE      SUPERMARKET           TOTAL               ESSO                    AVIA 

1.29€/ litre         1.20€/ litre          1.35€/ litre          1.28€/ litre          1.32€/ 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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