Brittany in August

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Brittany in August

Postby KenS » Fri 19.01.2018, 20:29

We are considering taking the ferry to St Malo and a mini tour around Brittany in August. Anyone know what the traffic is like around that corner of France? With the school holidays is it a bad time?
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Re: Brittany in August

Postby dapinky » Fri 19.01.2018, 20:52

Ken,

I can't comment on August, but we have been in July - including Bastille Day, when the French hit the roads in big numbers...... that said, we didn't really see any traffic jams, and the road system is so good that there are always many ways to get to any destination.

Ive done the drive from Roscoff to Augan in 2 to 2 1/2 hours - a pleasant enough drive if you choose the routes off the motorways.

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Re: Brittany in August

Postby KenS » Fri 19.01.2018, 22:48

Thanks Dave, that's useful info, giving us enough confidence to give it a go and start sorting the detail and booking things - hopefully not too late. What we didn't want, was to find that it was well known for very heavy traffic in the whole region, we want a relatively stress free break. Thanks.
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Re: Brittany in August

Postby Dave Eds » Fri 19.01.2018, 23:04

Last time I went I got held up by an M100 or two :D
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Re: Brittany in August

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 19.01.2018, 23:43

The West coast is usually one long traffic jam at the weekends during August. Our company had a site in Paris and we never had any meetings from mid July to the end of August - they were all on les grandes vacances.
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Re: Brittany in August

Postby dapinky » Fri 19.01.2018, 23:49

Dave Eds wrote:Last time I went I got held up by an M100 or two :D


I think it was because Nick was leading the convoy........ Miss Daisy at her best :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Brittany in August

Postby John_W » Sat 20.01.2018, 00:02

No matter where you go in France (Paris excepted) it can’t be as bad as driving in England.

We usually get the over-night ferry from Newcastle to avoid driving through most of England, which is what we find to be the worst traffic on any trip south. We then arrive on the continent rested and happy, to drive on good and generally low traffic volume roads to wherever we’re headed. Brittany has lots to offer. You’ll love it.

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Re: Brittany in August

Postby Scott J » Sat 20.01.2018, 12:33

I was in Normandy & Loire for 2 weeks 2016, taking in Tour de France & Le mans Classic. Never had any problems apart from getting through Rouen which is infamous.
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Re: Brittany in August

Postby KenS » Sat 20.01.2018, 13:00

Thanks everyone for the heads-up, I have just booked with Brittany ferries departing on 30 July. A while to wait, but I'll try to post a couple of pic on completion.
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Re: Brittany in August

Postby John_W » Sat 20.01.2018, 13:28

:smt023
Now you’re making me think of where to take the Elan this summer. I’d better get the Newcastle ferry booked!
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