Is there much disruption in France other than in city centres? Hopefully we are on our way towards Cognac in a weeks time and obviously would like to avoid any hot spots. Have any of your travels been disrupted?
@Casper46 We live 30 minutes from Cognac, no real problems now except on the odd roundabout at the weekends. We pretty much move around unhindered, we see them on the roundabouts but the shacks they had and the tyres on the road have in the most now been removed by the Gendarmes with the threat of big fines if they are re-installed.
The major points are roundabouts entering or leaving the bigger towns/cities stay on the outskirts and you should be OK.
We’re in Bordeaux area, heading to Spain - and have seen exactly the same.When we came through on the way to Spain there were a few at various roundabouts but they didn’t cause any disruption and just waved at us as we passed. They were just grouped round small fires keeping warm. We gave them a big smile and wave and carried on our way
Loving it Ken. Although it’s a Class 3 - I argued the toss twice successfully but the third lady was adamant - “no Madame - he is a class 3 - merci et au revoire”, ironic thing was it was the only time we ignored @tonka ’s route to Beni - so we drove down an empty motorway (probably because the alternative was just as good and free) and were charged €60 for the privilege - ee was not appy..... - we have gone non toll from then on and it’s been fine.How's the new bus performing Cliff & Ger?
We’ve just passed Pamplona heading for Tudela! Hope we all find sun - the sunset here over the Bardenas Reales is gorgeous.We left Calais Thursday morning and didn’t see any until leaving Rouen and a few near Bordeaux,plenty of evidence of where they’ve been though. I’ll back them if they keep putting the speed cameras out of action The ones we have seen have all been friendly and waved. Now sat at Pamplona in the aires going to look for sunshine tomorrow.
Ditto for usWhen we came through on the way to Spain there were a few at various roundabouts but they didn’t cause any disruption and just waved at us as we passed. They were just grouped round small fires keeping warm. We gave them a big smile and wave and carried on our way
Thanks for all your replies. I have changed our tunnel to Thursday morning so we should be in front of the wood burner by Friday night or Saturday lunchtime at the latest. We are going to stay at Canterbury P&R a week on Wednesday ready for an early start the following morning, we have not been there before.