Has anyone found a route to get to Dieppe avoiding Rouen centre? GPS always drops out, nightmare!!!
A13 to jct 23 then N138 to N338 over pont floubert and up to Dieppe, simple and avoids the centre just a bit of a queue if you pick the wrong times at the roundabout for pont floubert.
Go via Elbeuf. It will keep you to one side/edge of Rouen then you’ll only have the bridge out of Rouen going North to cross.
My satnav will only do it if I program it in two halves - to Elbeuf then about 5km before Elbeuf I reprogram it to Dieppe.
There are plenty of options depending on where you’re coming from!
Wrack and Rouen
Thanks all! Looks like our planner has actually worked that out and @Corona and Karen said.
From the south, getting off the autoroute at Chartres, then Evreux ect.
Wishing you a very safe and stressfree journey…
(part of me is green with envy… we used to be bombing up that way, time and again… heading for adventures and meeting up with old pals in the top part of France… )
I’d follow @Corona 's suggestion…
OH’s just noticed this… and tells me that were he going nowadays… he would follow the route (diversion) one had to take (quite some time ago)… while the bridge was “out of action”.
Well, that’s as clear as mud to me…
just as well he’s the one who drives these long-hauls.
I always used that route when we lived in the Creuse. Roundabouts are a numerous and tedious in Chartres and Dreux (I used to count them but got a different number every time )
Watch out for speed traps (mobile and fixed). There seem to be more and more of them.
Especially on the N153 which is close to 2 lane motorway standards - that’s my route as I only use motorway A11 between Chartres and just North of Orleans - at most -
It can get backed up there though during the holiday periods, or if there’s a crash in the tunnel or just before it. Been stuck there a few times.
Yes! Did it yesterday purely for fun and this thread
Leave A13 at jnct 24 and head north round some small roundabouts. To La Bouille, take the little ferry boat to the north shore 10-11 cars at a time but only a 5 minute journey. Then on the D51 through the picturesque forest and then to Montigny and on to the A150 to Dieppe.
Also avoids the Crit air zone
I had no idea that the ferry existed - thanks for the tip.
If ever I head that way again, I’ll be trying that out !