French Roads and traffic in January 2020

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January is a quiet month on the roads in France – just the days around the offcial and unofficial   New Year public holiday when roads out of Paris and some other major cities will be busy before the holiday and then again after the holiday when roads back into the city will be busy. As a guide the French Government classifies days according to expected congestion. Although mainly based on anticipated Paris traffic it also applies to other major cities.

Public Holidays in France:

  • 1 January – New Year’s Day (Jour de l’An)

Traffic status:

    • 2 January  Orange
    • 5 January  Orange

Orange = difficile (difficult)

Red = très difficile (very difficult)

Official French Govt. traffic adviceFor the latest info see the Bison-Futé (clever buffalo?)website – for official French Government Traffic advice.