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Old Jul 19th 2022, 3:36 am
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first i would like to say how sad it is to see the fires in france ,coming from portugal we have our fair share,so i know how worring it can be.
But i will be driving back for a visit to UK next week and BORDEAUX Is on the route, how is travel tru that area on the way to Dieppe.
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Originally Posted by santaanita
first i would like to say how sad it is to see the fires in france ,coming from portugal we have our fair share,so i know how worring it can be.
But i will be driving back for a visit to UK next week and BORDEAUX Is on the route, how is travel tru that area on the way to Dieppe.
thanks Nigel
The fires are moving fast everywhere, and the situation now will be very different to that in a weeks time - keep an eye on the whole route for the next few days.
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Maybe you know already, but if not Google Maps now have fire alerts and you should be able to see active fires on route. It's hard to imagine the heat and how many fires are going on at moment, especially when you are in Ireland with temps around 20c. I'm just watching German TV and they have special programmes about the extreme heat and fires in Germany and France.
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Maybe you know already, but if not Google Maps now have fire alerts and you should be able to see active fires on route. It's hard to imagine the heat and how many fires are going on at moment, especially when you are in Ireland with temps around 20c. I'm just watching German TV and they have special programmes about the extreme heat and fires in Germany and France.
I am in France at the moment, no doubt about blistering heat. Local farmers patrolling to keep an eye out for fires, though in southwest I think much worse.
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Originally Posted by santaanita
first i would like to say how sad it is to see the fires in france ,coming from portugal we have our fair share,so i know how worring it can be.
But i will be driving back for a visit to UK next week and BORDEAUX Is on the route, how is travel tru that area on the way to Dieppe.
thanks Nigel
As suggested, follow the news daily from now on.
Whatever, it might add to the mileage, but I'd be inclined to avoid potential problems by "turning right" upon arrival in France and going north via Toulouse.
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As suggested, follow the news daily from now on.
Whatever, it might add to the mileage, but I'd be inclined to avoid potential problems by "turning right" upon arrival in France and going north via Toulouse.
Do you mean the A20 route past Limoges and I think coming from Portugal that would be too much of a journey? Although you have fewer tolls, it really is a boring journey and probably even more tiring coming from that far.

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Do you mean the A20 route past Limoges and I think coming from Portugal that would be too much of a journey? Although you have fewer tolls, it really is a boring journey and probably even more tiring coming from that far.
The tolls and boring scenery would be a small price to pay if it means avoiding fires though.
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The tolls and boring scenery would be a small price to pay if it means avoiding fires though.
Of course, but plenty of other routes.

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The fires have also broken out in Brittany on the Monts d'Aree not a million miles from us.The area is a bit like Dartmoor. Fortunately all the local pompiers(mainly recruits) train regularly to deal with fires such as this which often creep underground but they seem to be getting on top of it,but I have I unlocked the lid on my well just in case!!!!
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Do you mean the A20 route past Limoges and I think coming from Portugal that would be too much of a journey? Although you have fewer tolls, it really is a boring journey and probably even more tiring coming from that far.
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i am stopping over night at irun then into france fist stop just outside tours,then on to dieppe the next day

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Originally Posted by dmu
As suggested, follow the news daily from now on.
Whatever, it might add to the mileage, but I'd be inclined to avoid potential problems by "turning right" upon arrival in France and going north via Toulouse.
yes roger that, wont be heading towards Toulouse,might hug the bay of biscay wet sounds nice

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The tolls and boring scenery would be a small price to pay if it means avoiding fires though.
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yes roger that, wont be heading towards Toulouse,might hug the bay of biscay wet sounds nice
"Hugging" the Bay of Biscay means passing through the worst of the fires south of Bordeaux. Even if they've been mastered by then, the scenery will be worse than "boring".... A quick look at the map shows that it isn't all that much longer to drive to Tours via Toulouse....
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"Hugging" the Bay of Biscay means passing through the worst of the fires south of Bordeaux. Even if they've been mastered by then, the scenery will be worse than "boring".... A quick look at the map shows that it isn't all that much longer to drive to Tours via Toulouse....
True, then again even more fires can start on that route. With the ongoing drought and heat no place is really safe and everything can change by next week.
Coming from Portugal you also have to pass the wildfires in Galicia and Losacio, but I'd say sticking to the main motorway is safer in any case.
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