Holidaymakers Flock To France
Published by Natasha Beaumont on 31/07/2015
If you are planning to travel to France this summer, be prepared to wait. Brits are advised to give it a miss and wait for the August holiday season to end as French workers swap their offices for the sunny coast. The French coast is expected to reach 39.7 °C the highest temperature since 1947.
Motorway will be jammed and trains are expected to be delayed as not only the French but holiday makers now head to the beach. Hotels are already fully booked, car parks are overcrowded in addition to many of the coastal beaches being towel to towel. The majority of holiday destinations are predicting large waves of arrivals, despite recent protest, come the 1st August.
A Recent arrival in the French Riviera has already begun the flock of tourists, as the Saudi King flew into enjoy the French heat: over 700 Saudi’s followed. Although it will positively affect their economy the local people are unhappy and have begun a protest as the King attempts to privatise a public beach for his privacy and security.
Furthermore French farmers and Ferry workers cause havoc on the motorways by blocking bridges as they protest against immigration and the price of produce such as milk and beef. Therefore the AA have suggest ‘UK drivers heading for France will be well advised to check on traffic conditions before they travel’. Also holiday makers traveling to the coast have been advised to avoid routes out of the cities on Friday night and Saturday to ensure they are not caught in major traffic jams or be waiting for delayed trains.
We also suggest that you contact your local branch to ensure that you are fully covered if you are planning to go on vacation abroad just give us a call or pop in to your local branch today.