Voici en anglais (après tout que mes lecteurs apprennent autre chose que l’anglais, avant de devoir se mettre à l’arabe), ce qu’écrivait hier  et qu’écrit encore ce  matin,  le ministère britannique des affaires étrangères, le FOREIGN OFFICE, sur son site Internet,  au rang des conseils aux voyageurs en FRANCE.


« « Protests against fuel prices linked to the yellow vest (gilets jaunes) movement continue across France, leading to blocked roads and motorways in some areas. Demonstrations are also planned in Paris on Saturday 8 December, which could be widespread and could cause extensive disruption. Recent demonstrations have led to violence and extensive damage to property. In preparation for Saturday’s expected demonstrations, which may again turn violent, the authorities have announced that a number of museums and tourist sites in central Paris will be closed. Shops on the Champs Elysées and surrounding streets, as well as some Metro (underground) stations, will also be closed. You should be aware that substantial numbers of police and gendarmerie officers will be present in central Paris to ensure security. Outside Paris, related demonstrations are likely to occur in other towns and cities across the country. Motorists travelling through France may also experience delays or blockages caused by demonstrators at motorway toll booths. In all cases, you should avoid any demonstrations if at all possible and follow the advice of the local authorities.

If you’re crossing the Channel, check the website of your chosen operator before you set off. In the event of any disruption, information about alternative routes and operators is available via this interactive map.

There remain some migrants around Calais, who may seek to enter the UK illegally. There have been instances of migrants seeking to slow down traffic on approach roads to ports, including by placing obstacles on the Calais Port approach road. If this happens you should keep moving where it’s safe to do so, or stop and call 112 if isn’t safe to proceed (keeping car doors locked).

There is a general threat from terrorism. There may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities.

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in France. Due to ongoing threats to France by Islamist terrorist groups, and recent French military intervention against Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL), the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures. Check the French government’s advice about what to do if a terrorist attack occurs. See Terrorism

All vehicles, including motorbikes, driving in central Paris, Lyon and Grenoble now need to display a special ‘pollution sticker’. You must display a sticker to drive in central Paris from 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday. The requirement to display a sticker can be implemented at any time, depending on pollution levels. Some older vehicles don’t qualify for a sticker at all due to their high emissions; these vehicles can’t be driven in central Paris at all from 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday. For more information, and to apply for a sticker, visit the French Ministry of Environment website (in English).

Around 17 million British nationals visit France every year. Most visits are trouble-free. The most common problem reported is pick-pocketing. See Safety and security

If you’re living in or moving to France, visit our Living in France guide in addition to this travel advice. » »

P.S. Ces Anglais connaissent d’autant mieux la situation que leur ambassade en France est  exactement sur le même coté, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, un peu avant l’entrée du palais de l’Elysée.


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