JUST in time for people heading off on their holidays, the price of petrol is at its highest since May.
Figures from the Ministère de l'Ecologie et de l'Energie show that diesel, which is used by 80% of cars in France, is now priced at an average of €1.40 per liter.
Drivers of vehicles using unleaded fuel will be paying an average of €1.57 per litre, whilst those on super unleaded are having to pay out €1.62 per litre.
One of the measures promised by François Hollande during his presidential campaign was to put a brake on petrol price rises, but it seems he has been unable to do that.
So really the only alternative is to use the car less, or look to see where prices are lowest close to you via the the prix des carburants site that collects data from around 8,000 petrol stations across France.