Bison Futé: end of the Ascension Bridge, a black Sunday


Bison Futé: end of the Ascension Bridge, a black Sunday

SMART ONE. There will be a lot of people on the roads of France this Sunday, the last day of the Ascension Bridge, with major difficulties to be expected in the direction of returns to major cities.

[Updated May 20, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.] The Ascension Bridge is coming to an end and if you wanted to enjoy it to the end, you will have to be patient when you hit the road this Sunday. If midweek departures were spread over two days, Wednesday and Thursday, the vast majority of returns will take place on May 21 and traffic will often be very complicated around major cities. Bison Futé has also classified black this Sunday in the direction of returns. It is therefore strongly advised to reach Ile-de-France and the major cities before noon, even if it means shortening your long weekend by a few hours. The A10 between Bordeaux and Paris will be particularly busy from 11 a.m. to midnight, as will the A13 between Caen and Paris from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the A11 between Nantes and Paris from 9 a.m. to midnight.

In the west of France, the connection between Quimper and Nantes by the national 165 will be difficult between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Also avoid traveling between Lyon and Marseille on the A7 on Sundays between 9 a.m. and midnight as much as possible. Traffic difficulties are also expected on the A9 between Montpellier and Orange throughout the day (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and on the A61 between Narbonne and Toulouse (11 a.m. to midnight). Finally, the Mont-Blanc tunnel (N205) will once again be taken over by travellers, but this time in the direction of Italy towards France, and this from 11 a.m. until midnight. In general, unless you have the courage to leave before sunrise, it will be difficult to avoid traffic jams in a good part of France this Sunday.

Bison Futé forecasts for the Ascension weekend. Colors day by day

The site in charge of road information thus predicts very dense traffic in the direction of returns this Sunday.