NEWS: Brussels road closures for G7 Summit, and Paris and Calvados traffic restrictions during the D-Day Anniversary, see below.
GIBRALTAR QUEUE WATCH: delays stayed below 25mins all day.
D-DAY ANNIVERSARY –
NORTH WEST FRANCE, 5-8 June: A regulated traffic zone (Zone de circulation régulé, ZCR) will be in place on Friday 6 June from 06:00-18:00. Vehicles without a sticker cannot enter the ZCR, which stretches approximately from Ouistreham to Isigny sur Mer, from the Channel to the south Bayeux ring-road and to the northern edge of Caen. See more from Brittany Ferries and the British Embassy in Paris and map below for the timings of major events.
PARIS, 5 June: the state visit by HM Queen will see traffic disruption in central Paris from around 14:30 Thursday 5 June, including around Gare du Nord, the Champs Elysee and, later on, restricted access to and from the A1 and A6 autoroutes. See more from The Connexion.
‘We don’t carry one of these every day.’ A Spitfire at Portsmouth, replica Mark Vb W3644 from spitfiredisplayteam.co.uk. Photo via @BrittanyFerries
As they have done all week, ferries carrying D Day veterans depart for France with a Royal Navy escort and salute.
D Day veterans about to depart on the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Travel Tour. Photo @PoppyLegion
A map and timing of events on 6 June via @Elysee (click to enlarge).
A map of the restricted traffic zone from @Gendarmerie: ‘From June 5th to 8th, take the bypass roads to avoid #Calvados if you drive in the West of France.’
‘Discrète arrivée de la @Gendarmerie en Normandie…’ photo via @DamienJob
Paris: the unmistakable rear lights of a British Secret Service Range Rover as the Queen’s procession makes its way down the Champs Elysee. Photo @HMARicketts, Peter Ricketts, UK Ambassador to France.
Paris: Union Jacks flying on the Place des Invalides taken from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Quai d’Orsay. Photo @FranceDiplo_EN
Behind the scenes after a visit to l’Hotel de Ville city hall after meeting newly elected Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo.
HM Queen departing the Elysee Palace late on Friday evening.