France: Farmers block key bridges, roads to popular tourist destinations

Posted on July 22, 2015 • Filed under: Europe, France, Tourist Warning reported French farmers laid siege to popular tourist sites and blocked key bridges and north-south motorways for a third day to voice their anger at the prices of milk, beef and pork.

Despite a €600m (£420m) package of aid and other measures announced by the government, sporadic actions may continue for several more days, potentially spelling disaster for holidaymakers. Mont St Michel, the most visited site in provincial France, the Pont de la Seine viaduct at Le Havre and the popular Atlantic coast resort of Sables-d’Olonne were among tourist routes and destinations blocked by tractors, burning tyres and heaps of manure. Pigs were herded into two supermarkets in Lot et Garonne in south-west France. Read Article

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