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Cherbourg to Bergerac by car

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Cherbourg to Bergerac by car

Can anyone tell me how long it will take to drive from Cherbourg to Bergerac in August, we are planning to travel overnight on the ferry then have all day to drive down to bergerac?

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1. Re: Cherbourg to Bergerac by car

You should allow 10 hours - 8 driving + 2 for breaks assuming you are not travelling on a "Red" day.

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2. Re: Cherbourg to Bergerac by car

Hi thanks for reply, what do you mean by a "RED" day, we will be travelling down on a Saturday in August.

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3. Re: Cherbourg to Bergerac by car

That's a RED DAY!

Its based on a colour grading system used by the French to show how busy the roads are and every Saturday in August the roads are very busy.

Have a play with some of the route planning tools including the official French motorway site www.autoroutes.fr.

If at all possible I would try and travel on the Friday which will be less busy.

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4. Re: Cherbourg to Bergerac by car

Hi, thanks for prompt reply, one more question, when you say busy, how busy to you mean? How much longer is it likly to take? Thanks

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5. Re: Cherbourg to Bergerac by car

This link explains the road condition classification in English and shows you the predicted conditions for the whole of 2008. Look at the 2008 calendar for August and you should be able to extrapolate this to your departure and return dates in 2009.

…gouv.fr/en/rubrique.php3…

As to how much extra time you should allow? It's like navigating the M25 only - only further. I've been in France when the police have closed Autoroute access to joining traffic .... .

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