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DrivingBlack Saturday (Samedi noir)

Black Saturday - Samedi noir is the worst traffic day of the year in France. It's the only black - very heavy traffic day, so the name - Samedi noir. It take place during the chassé-croisé - when Juillettistes (those taking their vacation in July) and Aoûtiens (those taking their vacation in August) crisscross on French roads. In 2014 Black Saturday is August 2nd.

During vacation/holiday periods Saturday is the day with the most traffic. This is because in France weekly vacation rentals start on Saturdays. So Saturday is the day when tourist are either coming from or going to their vacation spot. Autoroutes can be especially busy. Watch out for heavy traffic in the Paris region and the Alps in the winter.

This means that if you have to travel on a Saturday during vacation time, try to leave early or travel on another day.

Also see - Juillettistes, Aoûtiens and the Chassé-Croisé.


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