Around 10:45 am, 229 km of traffic jams were observed, according to the public service responsible for road information, against 187 km a year earlier.

Only the large central-eastern region is experiencing “very difficult” traffic, classified red, according to Bison Futé, and in particular the Lyon region on the A7, where 60 km of traffic jams were observed.

Saturday, the busiest day of this crossover between Juillettists and Augustians, a peak of 862 km of traffic jams had been recorded in the middle of the day.

The A9 (Orange-Spain) only experienced minor slowdowns in the morning (6.4 km of traffic jams) but Bison Futé predicts that they will get worse during the day.