Off topic: Advice requested from people living in France
Thread poster: Susan Andrew

Susan Andrew
Local time: 02:06
Spanish to English
Oct 22, 2010

Hello all,

I'm due to go to France for a week, setting off this weekend. I'm planning to go to a small town about an hour or so inland from Calais. I'm going with a group of friends but a couple of them are concerned about the situation regarding petrol, supplies etc.

So, I'd like to ask anyone living in France how bad the situation really is, I recognise that it's probably quite different for those in Paris so any information from people living in small towns in the north of the coutnry would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,



France COURREGES  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:06
Member (2008)
English to French
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Interactive map Oct 22, 2010

On that link
you will find an interactive map of the "empty" filling stations.

No problem with other supplies, as far as I know.

Hope this helps.


Neil Coffey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:06
French to English
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Info Oct 22, 2010

I'm not in France, but there's some info here about availability of petrol:

You might want to find out who's running your boats between the mainland and the island you're going to and decide what chance they have of striking...


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