How crowded in early July?


Posted: Thu, Dec 18, 2008, 6:10

Thanks for a very informative website.
I am planning to go 23/6 - 6/7, going north - south. This would mean walking the last half of the walk in July, which according to recommendations is not good due to overcrowding.
My questions are, -is this a good idea? Does the crowding start on July 1st, or Saturday 3rd, being the first weekend in July?
When does the French holidays start?
What are your experiences?
Please say that it is OK!