The weekend of February 11-12 is taking shape. With it, the start of the winter holidays, for schoolchildren in zone C (Île-de-France and Occitanie). The latter will benefit from 15 days of rest. The opportunity to travel, to reunite with family or to enjoy the last few days of skiing this season.
Reason why many French people will move. Which could create traffic difficulties this weekend. Fortunately, they will only concern certain very specific areas of the territory.
The service smart one provides details on this subject for the coming days. Difficulties appear from this Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10. They will concentrate in Île-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in the direction of Departures, today. Traffic will therefore be difficult in these areas.
Precisely localized traffic difficulties
It will, however, be more complicated on Saturday, still in the direction of the Departures. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes will always remain difficult to navigate. This with the north-eastern quarter of France. Île-de-France will, however, return to normal traffic conditions.
As for Sunday and Monday, traffic will be smooth. Conditions will be normal throughout the country for motorists. In terms of Returns, there are no difficulties to report over the entire weekend.
What advice to avoid pitfalls?
The fact remains that traffic will therefore be difficult this Friday and Saturday for certain motorists in the direction of Departures. Fortunately, Bison Futé publishes some advice to help you understand this and avoid problems:
Bison Futé’s traffic advice in the direction of departures
Friday February 9
- leave or cross Île-de-France before 2 p.m.,
- avoid the A7 motorway, between Lyon and Orange, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
- avoid the A72 motorway, between Nervieux and Saint-Etienne, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
- avoid the A43 motorway, between Lyon and Chambéry, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday February 10
- avoid the A6 motorway, between Auxerre and Lyon, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
- avoid the A43 motorway, between Lyon and Chambéry, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
- avoid the RN85 national road, between Grenoble and Gap, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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To sum up
The 2024 winter holidays are arriving for the first schoolchildren in France this Friday, February 9. The opportunity to go on a trip. This can be seen in the traffic conditions, which will become more difficult this weekend. We take stock.
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