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Traffic in France 2017July

As the school vacation starts on Friday July 7th (see French School Holidays 2016-2017 for more information) so does traffic congestion on French roads. Every weekend in July has a day that is Red or Orange. The weekend to look out for is 29th and 30th, especially the 29th that is rated Black - Very Heavy Traffic for depart. That's because of the 'chassé-croisé' when Juillettistes (those taking their vacation in July) and Aoûtiens (those taking their vacation in August) crisscross on French roads. This year there are two chassé-croisé, one the last weekend in July and the other the first weekend August.

Click here to understand French Traffic Zones.

Traffic Scale
Green - Normal Traffic
Orange - Moderate Traffic
Red - Heavy Traffic
Black - Very Heavy Traffic
Direction of Traffic
Depart - Leaving from urban areas going to vacation destinations.
Return - Coming back to urban areas from vacation destinations.
Date Day Depart
(All France)
Return
(All France)
Selected Traffic Zones
1 Saturday Green Green Depart Orange in Paris/Ile de France and Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne regions.
2 Sunday Green Green
3 Monday Green Green
4 Tuesday Green Green
5 Wednesday Green Green
6 Thursday Green Green
7 Friday Orange Green Depart Red in Paris/Ile de France region.
8 Saturday Red Green
9 Sunday Green Green Depart Orange in Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne region.
10 Monday Green Green
11 Tuesday Green Green
12 Wednesday Green Green
13 Thursday Red Green
14 Friday Orange Green Depart Red in Paris/Ile de France region. Bastille Day - Bank Holiday
15 Saturday Orange Green Depart Red in Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne and Mediterranean Coast regions. Return Orange in Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne region.
16 Sunday Green Orange Depart Orange in Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne region. Return Red in Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne and Mediterranean Coast regions.
17 Monday Green Green
18 Tuesday Green Green
19 Wednesday Green Green
20 Thursday Green Green
21 Friday Green Green Depart Orange in Paris/Ile de France and Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne regions.
22 Saturday Red Green Return Orange in the Mediterranean Coast region.
23 Sunday Green Green
24 Monday Green Green
25 Tuesday Green Green
26 Wednesday Green Green
27 Thursday Green Green
28 Friday Orange Green Return Orange in the Mediterranean Coast region.
29 Saturday Black Orange Return Red in Mediterranean Coast region.
30 Sunday Orange Green Return Orange in Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne and Mediterranean Coast regions.
31 Monday Green Green

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