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does anyone know the dates for the french national summer holiday? or know where i can find out?
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hi the busiest times are mid July through august
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does anyone know the dates for the french national summer holiday? or know where i can find out?
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From my experience, the French usually take their holidays from early May to late September and their lunch breaks from 12 noon 'til about 4.

Quite a sensible arrangement.
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We find that the campsites start to empty about the third weekend in August. That weekend is not a sensible time to be on the road, particularly going towards Paris from just about anywhere! By the end of August, you will find most of the employed French people are at work, leaving the roads and campsites to the visitors.

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I would definitively avoid campsites on any of the coasts from mid July to end of August! But, as Sue said, September is a wonderful month to travel with mostly empty campsites. Do be careful though as a lot of campings municipaux shut by end of September.

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In fact, many Camping Municipal close when the local school starts as they are often based around the sportsfield.
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i use this site but they have not updated it yet http://ec.europa.eu/education/polici...ys/uk2_en.html
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This site is useful

http://www.bison-fute.equipement.gou...iri/Accueil.do

You can tell from the pdfs at this page when things are going to be bad trafficwise.

http://www.bison-fute.equipement.gou...id_rubrique=41

practice your french here

http://www.education.gouv.fr/pid184/...-scolaire.html
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