Thank you for your answers,
Paully, I never heard of those varieties: Barbillone, Nebo, Marseilles VS, Granthams Royal, Gino, Florea, Takoma Violet, Falicciano.
Dorée rot easily here. Longue d'août is a good bet in dry soil.
I enjoyed your article! It seems that DK is the best for cool area, I didn't know the taste was that good! a good new.
Dauphine as you know is a San Pedro type, it can make some autumn figs without Blastophaga but the Breba is much more abundant. It is quite common in south Brittany (warmer and sunnier than here) where I saw trees with eavy crop the first days of last august, they are vigourous and get quite tall. I remember one particular tree that was big enough to cover half a garden and some part of the street, the sidewalk was sticky with smashed figs, the figs on the tree were leaking, with many birds and insect buzzing around including me :-).
The taste is good, juicy but not overwhelming, not the best fig for me, a bit to juicy.
Lampeira is not very known in France, there is not report about it. I red a report from the portuguese department of agriculture for the fruits growers saying that it was the best bearer of brebas and two weeks earlier than Dauphine
And Grise de Saint Jean is not recommended out of the mediterranean area, it is one of the most cold sensitive fig tree and freeze badly at -12°C/10°F. In Provence it is famous and grown for its abundant breba crop which is said to have the best taste of all the french varieties. Cuttings are difficult to root. It is fussy when young to acclimatise, need a moist soil and makes a large tree, not for a small garden!
I'm a bit intrigued about Marseilles VS, never heard about it. It seems an early variety, is there any document about it?
In France we only have Figue de Marseille and Marseillaise, both white figs.