Why France could teach Britain a thing or two on travel.
Yesterday I drove back from a week’s holiday in France: almost 1,000km I had time to notice things and even think a little. (My family flew back: relative luxury considering the peace and quiet). Obviously the British roads and countryside are my reference point so comparing the pleasure of driving on French highways these are the notes I made:
- There were absolutely no road works to be seen on any French Highway. This is certainly not the case in Britain: the Land of the Traffic Cone.
- Considering the above, the highways were in far better condition in France than Britain.
- I never lost a strong and usable mobile phone signal on French highways. In Britain one can’t even maintain a conversation on the M25.
- There are many more wind-farms along the highways in France
- The French understand how to keep out of the high-speed outside lane only using it to pass, the British don’t
- There are hardly any four wheel drives in France.
- There are many more highway fuel stations in France.
So there: its different and more pleasant to travel in France than Britain. But then, you already knew that. (BTW this applies to rail travel too)