Strikes in France: Checklist

Where to find up-to-the-minute travel and other information when the country is suffering from large-scale industrial unrest...

Strikes (les grèves) in France affect public transport services fairly often. Here are some useful sites for up-to-the-minute information during France's industrial disputes and manifestations.

Air travel

Rail strikes

From time-to-time train service is affected by strike action. In these situations revised train schedules are posted on notice boards at stations. Information (in French) is also available from the SNCF website Info Traffic or by telephone on weekdays.

  • TGV
  • SNCF rail service (for regional information, select the region on the map)
    • Infoligne: information from SNCF about rail works, strikes and other disruptions to service (in French)
    • Tel: 0805 903 635
    • Mobile web: sncf.mobi for real-time information on trains and stations

For up-to-date articles in French on the situation, see websites belonging to the French press, such as:

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