It is particularly during the day of this Saturday, August 6, that traffic will be complicated for holidaymakers.
For this second weekend of crossover between Juillettists and Augustians, Bison Futé announces “very difficult traffic” on the highways.
Particularly this Saturday, for which the entire Mediterranean arc was placed in black (extremely difficult traffic) in the direction of departures, and the rest of France in red. The peak of traffic jams is expected between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and traffic should be complicated until 8 p.m. throughout the territory.
In the direction of returns, the whole of France is in red. It is advisable to avoid taking the road before noon, time at which many major highways will be overloaded (in Île-de-France, in the Bouches du Rhône and in the Hérault in particular).
Things should nevertheless return to normal on Sunday, although the Mediterranean arc is placed in orange (difficult traffic), as far as departures and returns are concerned.
For those returning from Spain via the Pyrénées-Orientales, this Friday reinforced police checks are added to the already existing traffic jams. The journey time on the A9 between Perpignan and Narbonne, for example, is twice as long as usual.