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biarritzdon

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I just read the latest update on the extraordingary security precautions that are being taken during the G7 Summit in Biarritz. The town will be on lock down for 4 days. The beachfront area and city center will be designated as Zone 1 and only residents of the city with special badges will be allowed to walk there, no vehicular traffic will be allowed for 4 days. The remainder of town is designated Zone 2 which includes the airport and train station areas and only pedestrians and residential cars are allowed access. The article says the airport will be closed to commercial flights and only available to G7 traffic during the Summit.
 
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KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Oh my, that will be crazy!!!
I don't envy anyone being in B. at that dates...
 

biarritzdon

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I also learned yesterday the trains station will be closed. I do not know how this affects Bayonne because it is one stop before Biarritz.
 

Camino Chrissy

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Last summer I had to deal with the rail strikes after I'd already planned and booked my walk on the Le Puy. It had my nose out of joint as I had to juggle a few of those plans to catch my flight home in time...those chinks in the armor are not fun to deal with, but usually work out in the end.
 

biarritzdon

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Last summer I had to deal with the rail strikes after I'd already planned and booked my walk on the Le Puy. It had my nose out of joint as I had to juggle a few of those plans to catch my flight home in time...those chinks in the armor are not fun to deal with, but usually work out in the end.
Chris , I hope my cautionary message gets some traction, this is a know predictable event and it will work out in the end.
As you know I leave for Paris in a week to travel to Le Puy, so the G7 is no issue for me.
I have read on Slow Strollers and APOC where people are getting notices of Ryanair and Easyjet flights cancellations and can not find train schedules for Bayonne late in August. There are going to be a lot of confused and disappointed pilgrims when they eventually find this normal connection in their travel plans has been eliminated.
 

Dojo

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Just got this message (23 May 2019) from easyJet:

Due to the G7 Summit in Biarritz the local authorities will be closing Biarritz airport to the public from 23-08-2019 until 26-08-2019. Flights are unable to operate to/from Biarritz during this time. Easyjet is re-routing flights to Pau Pyrennees - 44 miles from SJDP.
Check with your airline if you are flying into Biarritz during this time.

Dojo

I just read that Easyjet is rerouting passengers to Pau and Express Bourricot will be offering service to SJPdP.
 

biarritzdon

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I posted a similar message a few days ago. The train stations in Bayonne and Biarritz will be closed as well. Apparently Express Bourricot is making preparations to offer service from Pau to SJPdP.
 

cloud86

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Cheers for the heads up I'll leave for Biarritz on the 21st instead and head for st jean on the 22nd. Starting my camino on 23rd :)
 

Japawil

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I just read the latest update on the extraordingary security precautions that are being taken during the G7 Summit in Biarritz. The town will be on lock down for 4 days. The beachfront area and city center will be designated as Zone 1 and only residents of the city with special badges will be allowed to walk there, no vehicular traffic will be allowed for 4 days. The remainder of town is designated Zone 2 which includes the airport and train station areas and only pedestrians and residential cars are allowed access. The article says the airport will be closed to commercial flights and only available to G7 traffic during the Summit.
Does anybody know if I were to take a bus from Paris to Bayonne ( still available for booking ) if the trains from Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port will still be running on Sun the 25th of Aug?
 

spursfan

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Does anybody know if I were to take a bus from Paris to Bayonne ( still available for booking ) if the trains from Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port will still be running on Sun the 25th of Aug?

A comment to this article says that Bayonne station will also be closed - so Pau seems your only way to get to SJPP that weekend
 

Japawil

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A comment to this article says that Bayonne station will also be closed - so Pau seems your only way to get to SJPP that weekend
Thank you Spursfan, for the information.
It appears I'll have to look at re-routing through Pau. Are there daily trains from Pau to SJPP?
 

spursfan

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Thank you Spursfan, for the information.
It appears I'll have to look at re-routing through Pau. Are there daily trains from Pau to SJPP?
From biarritzdon's earlier post

I posted a similar message a few days ago. The train stations in Bayonne and Biarritz will be closed as well. Apparently Express Bourricot is making preparations to offer service from Pau to SJPdP.
 

Japawil

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From biarritzdon's earlier post

I posted a similar message a few days ago. The train stations in Bayonne and Biarritz will be closed as well. Apparently Express Bourricot is making preparations to offer service from Pau to SJPdP.
Again, thanks!
 

CAJohn

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Frances Sept/Oct 2019
Didn’t they just meet!!

Oh, wait a second, that was the G20.

Never mind.

🌍
 

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