Reply To: Worlds 2016
For what it’s worth, after years of travelling from Calais to Brittany for family holidays, here are three hard-earned tips to avoid queues at peak times.
1. If approaching Caen from the east on the A13, there are usually queues of several miles at the toll kiosks just before the ring road at Giberville. We usually take one of the parallel ‘A-roads’ to get on to the Caen ring road, such as the D513.
2. If travelling round the Caen ring road to get on to the A84 for Rennes, go anti-clockwise. For some reason if you approach the A84 junction clockwise there are usually long queues backing down the motorway.
3. At Rennes, the turn off the ring road to transfer to the N24 motorway to the coast is a fiasco. A slip road joining the ring road merges with the slip road leaving the ring road and to compound matters at the end of the exit slip road there’s a T-junction. The queues back up quite a way on the ring road. I tend to come off at the next junction (8), pass the airport then turn right at the D34 and follow the road to rejoin the N24.
We’re going out this Friday and I’m looking to get afloat in the afternoons next week if anyone else is out early. We’re staying in a house on the corner of Rue de Kerbourgnec and Rue des Regatiers. There’ll be a white Kia parked in the garden and you’re welcome to drop in. The welcome will be warmer if you bring your own alcohol.