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Newsletter June 2017
Photos from a long Ascension weekend, that easliy let's one Faire le Pont.

Traffic in France June 2016
2017 sees a calm June with only the first weekend of the month and the last Friday to look out for. Other than that the month is all green.

Summer Sales in France 2017
The 2017 summer sales in France start nationally on June 28th and run six weeks until August 8th. The exceptions are departments Alpes-Maritimes and Pyrenees-Orientales that start July 5th until August 15th and on Corsica sales start July 12th until August 22nd.

Ascension
The Ascension of Jesus is a national holiday in France, one of six related to Christianity. Ascension always falls on a Thursday, 40 days after Easter Sunday. Because of this, it's not uncommon for many French people to Faire le Pont - make a long weekend out of the Ascension holiday.

American In Brittany
'Bienvenue Chez Moi!' Cheryl Ward welcomes you to her home and Bed and Breakfast. Located in the beautiful Cotes d'Armor region of Brittany, France, 30 minutes from the Roscoff ferry arriving from England, 25 minutes from Gare Morlaix, arriving from Paris, and directly along the GR34 national coastal walking and bicycle routes.

Lily of the Valley (Muguets)
It is a tradition in France that on May 1st, May Day, people will pick wild Lily of the Valley (Muguets in French). Also, it is very common to see roadside stands or people in front of supermarkets selling Lilies of the Valley, often to gather funds for an organization.

Traffic in France May 2017
There are three Bank holidays in May, Labor Day on the 1st, Victory in WWII on the 8th and Pentecost Monday on the 25th, the only holiday that lets the French 'Faire le pont'. Around these long weekends traffic is normally heavy. The long weekend starting on May 25th sees the heaviest traffic, with three national heavy traffic days.

Traffic in France April 2017
Here is the traffic estimation in France for April 2017. There is school vacation throughout the month making for moderate to heavy traffic on most Saturdays of the month. In total there are three days rated as Orange (moderate traffic) nationally and regionally.

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