a busy weekend on French roads according to Bison Futé

a busy weekend on French roads according to Bison Futé



In just a few hours, the start of the summer holidays will be officially released. As every year, the beginning of the summer holiday means traffic jams expected on French roads. So, by this Friday, traffic will be heavy on many highways, especially towards the southern and coastal regions.

Friday July 8th, traffic will be heavy on both main and very heavy axes in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Île-de-France in the direction of departure from late morning. The difficulty will intensify in the middle of the afternoon near major cities with the flow of home trips to work and weekend departures, which are common during this period. Traffic will remain very heavy in the direction of departure until very late in the evening.

  • Departure: orange at national and red level in Île-de-France and in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region
  • Returns: greenery at national level and orange in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and in the Mediterranean Arc.

Saturday July 9th, difficulty in the direction of departure will be more important for weekends throughout the area and especially on the A7 road in the Rhône valley. In Île-de-France, traffic will be congested toward the A6 and A10 toll gate starting at dawn. The A13 highway can also be hit by traffic problems starting in the middle of the morning. These problems can last until mid-afternoon.

  • Departure: national red and black in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region
  • Returns: greenery at national level and orange in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and in the Mediterranean Arc.

Sunday July 10th, the situation will be calm on the entire road network. However, problems will continue on the A7 road in the Rhône Valley in a North-South direction.

  • Leaving: greenery at national level and orange in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and in the Mediterranean Arc
  • Return: green at the national level

Bison Futé driving tips for the weekend of July 8 to 10

In the direction of DEPARTURES

– departure or crossing of Île-de-France before 12:00,

– avoid the A1 highway, between Paris and Senlis, from 5 pm to 8 pm,

– avoid the A10 highway, between Orléans and Tours, from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m.,

– avoid the A7 highway, between Lyon and Orange, from 4 pm to 9 pm and between Salon-de-Provence and Marseille, from 3 pm to 8 pm,

– Avoid the A62 road, between Bordeaux and Toulouse, from 4:00 to 8 pm

– departure or crossing of Île-de-France after 4 pm,

– evade the A10 highway, at the Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines toll gate from 7 am to 12 pm, and between Orléans and Tours, from 12 pm to 3 pm,

– avoid the A11, between Paris and Le Mans, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and between Le Mans and Angers, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,

– avoid the A84 road, between Caen and Rennes, from 12 pm to 4 pm,

– avoid the A63, between Bordeaux and Bayonne, from 11 a.m. to 13 p.m.,

– pass the Fleury toll gate on the A6 after 1 pm,

– avoid the A20 highway, between Limoges and Brive-la-Gaillarde, from 3:00 to 6 p.m.

– avoid the A7 highway, between Lyon and Orange, from 7 am to 9 pm and between Salon-de-Provence and Marseille, from 10 am to 9 pm,

– avoid the A62, between Agen and Toulouse, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

– avoid the A61, between Toulouse and Narbonne, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

– Italian access via Mont-Blanc tunnel (N205), high traffic from 3:00 to 18 pm (waiting time over 30 minutes).

– avoid the A7 highway, between Lyon and Orange, from 3:00 to 7 pm,

– avoid the A62, between Agen and Toulouse, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

– avoid the A61, between Toulouse and Narbonne, from 5 pm to 8 pm

In the sense of RETURN

– Avoid the A7 road between Marseille and Orange, from 2 pm to 8 pm

– avoid the A8 road between Italy and Fréjus, from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m.

– departure or cross major cities before 3:00 or after 8 pm,

– avoid the A13 highway, between Rouen and Paris, from 5 pm to 8 pm,

– avoid the A84 road, between Rennes and Caen, from 5 pm to 7 pm,

– avoid the A7 highway, between Marseille and Salon-de-Provence, from 3:00 to 8 pm,

– avoid the A8 highway, between Italy and Nice, from 4:00 to 8 pm and between Nice and Aix-en-Provence, from 11 am to 6 pm,

– Avoid the A62, between Toulouse and Agen, from 3:00 to 8 p.m.

– avoid the A10 highway, between Bordeaux and Saintes, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,

– avoid the A7 highway, between Marseille and Salon-de-Provence, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and between Orange and Lyon, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

– avoid the A8 highway, between Nice and Aix-en-Provence, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

– Avoid the A62 road between Toulouse and Agen, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can view all the detailed forecasts on Bison Fute website.