Travel News & French Weather

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.

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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

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French School Holiday dates 2021

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Latest Traffic News

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

   December is another quiet month on French roads. There are just 4 problem days forecast by Bison Fute for the whole of the month, these are the 12th, 23rd, 24th & 26th forecast as ‘difficult' due to the public holidays but any traffic problems are dependant on any future Covid19 restrictions that may be introduced by the government.

     

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

Deviation on the A16 at Marck east of Calais until 31/12/2021

      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. Many routes are either reduced or suspended, this has the following effects:
Plymouth to Roscoff: Limited service on Pont Aven
Portsmouth to Le Havre: Passenger service 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: Services as scheduled

Poole to Cherbourg: Services suspended until March 2022
Plymouth to Santander: Service running normally

Portsmouth to Santander: Twice weekly service

Eurotunnel are operating a regular service, check-in at least 45 mins before travel.

Irish Ferries are sailing to normal schedules, face masks required on board.
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 

1.62€/ litre         1.52€/ litre          1.73€/ litre          1.62€/ litre          1.67€/ 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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Autoroute Classifications