Traffic is expected to be difficult near the “Arc Equestre” zone: the Georges Pompidou and Yves Guillou Boulevards and around the La Prairie area.
We kindly ask visitors and other users to refer to the suggested alternative itineraries. We strongly recommend you avoid the Zénith roundabout for the duration of the Games.
Several streets and roads will be closed at certain times or throughout the two weeks of the Games:
Road closures from 23 August to 7 September
- Rue Galliéni between Avenue Charlemagne and Avenue des Chevaliers (local residents will have a special pass)
- Pompidou side lanes: except on the side with businesses
- Boulevard du Petit-Vallerent
- Route de Louvigny – D212 B
- Pont de l’Orne between Rue de l’Arquette and Cours Koenig (pedestrian and bicycle access only)
Temporary road closures:
- Boulevard Georges Pompidou, towards Carpiquet-Detolle: Saturday 23 August: 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Friday 29 August: 11.30am to 6pm, Thursday 4 September: 1.30pm to 8pm, Sunday 7 September: 1pm to 8pm.
- Viaduc de la Cavée, Saturday 6 September from 6am to 6pm
- Vallée de l’Orne nature paths, from 5 to 7 September.
Partially restricted road from 23 August to 7 September:
- Slow lane on the Boulevard des Balladas, towards Zénith-Cavée
The city of Caen will make a car park available with 1000 free spaces in Côte de Nacre: Entry and exit from Rue de la Girafe, with direct access to the town centre by tram with transport all the way to the CHU stop.
Drivers should follow temporary signs from Exit 5 on the North ring road. This car park is open from 01/07 through 21/09, from 7am to 9.30pm.
A special traffic plan has been created for the Cross-Country event on Saturday 30 August. It will be effective from 6am to 8pm.
From the A28 and A88 motorways, visitors should follow the obligatory exits indicated by the temporary road signs:
- A88: Exit 13 –Argentan
- A28: Exit 16 – Gacé
From the A88, Exit 15 – Mortrée is strictly reserved for accredited vehicles (officials, national federations, special invited guests and organisation staff).
Regulated Traffic Zone
The Regulated Traffic Zone is a perimeter set up around the Haras National du Pin Stud to restrict access. The zone will be effective on Saturday 30 August 2014.
Visitors: From Bourg St Léonard, Exmes, Nonant le Pin and Almenèches, access points will be set up by the National Police (more than 100 officers) to redirect traffic as necessary. The Organising Committee will support the National Police with staff, while the Conseil Général de l’Orne will provide logistical assistance (signs, barriers, etc.).
Certain roads will be one-way only. Visitors and local residents should exercise caution and watch for these temporary one-way indications.
Local residents and professionals
Residents living in the Regulated Traffic Zone and professionals working in the area (doctors, veterinarians, farmers, etc.) should go to their local town hall with their vehicle registration papers (carte grise) from 11 August 2014 to pick up a pass.
For security and organisational reasons, a 400m stretch of the Route d'Almenèches off Route D926 will be closed from 25 August to 1 September 2014 (24/7).
To avoid crossing Sartilly centre, the Conseil Général de la Manche has set up a detour from Avranches and Granville.
Drivers should follow the temporary detour signs set up by the Conseil Général de la Manche.
Drivers should exercise particular caution on Thursday 28 August 2014, the day of the Endurance event held around Granville, Avranches, Sartilly and La Haye-Pesnel. The event will cross various roads in this area between 7am and 8pm.
Staff from the Organising Committee and National Police will be in place to signal the crossings.