Good map of France

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  1. Bluemooner

    Bluemooner Funster Life Member

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    Any recommendations of a good map of France (one the other half might get the right way up)

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    Michelin maps are good, but difficult to distinguish at a glance between toll and free autoroutes.

    AA atlas uses different colours for each, and only just over a fiver from Amazon delivered: [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Road-Atlas-France-2012/dp/0749571365/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1340370478&sr=8-4[/ame]


    I have both Michelin and AA atlas - but find the AA easier to handle (Michelin a bit unweildy). Do however cross-reference to Michelin, if ever need to clarify fine details. :thumb:
     
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    Do any off the maps have top and bottom printed on them so she might at least get the map the correct way up :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I thought the OP was asking about a MAP .. (not an Atlas.). do the AA do a map of France ?
     
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    The AA atlas is full of - err - maps... covering the whole country! :Rofl1:

    But seriously, yes the 'whole-of-France' map is in the front of the AA atlas, and I use it extensively for advance route planning - easily see how to avoid, or minimise toll autoroutes.

    Also have various individual Michelin maps, including whole-of-France 2012 edition. But IMHO not as useful as AA atlas for route planning, and bargain at little more than a fiver.

    TomTom comes in handy too. :thumb:
     
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    Perhaps it's the way you drive that confuses her.
     
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    NASA once spent billions trying to make such a map, Obama cut their funding before they doubled the national debt.

    On an Android tablet MapsWithMe is really good and free.
     
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    Michelin maps are available in all the motorway stops in France and very reasonably priced, we have the all Europe one on the kitchen wall at home with all our routes on and most of the France area ones in the mh.
     
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    We use one of these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/France-000-...1407765432&sr=8-7&keywords=blay+foldex+france

    We bought it in a French supermarket. It's laminated and so far our 2011 version has lasted well despite being folded the wrong way, sat on, drinks spilt on it etc.

    I find it brilliant for identifying toll roads. If there is a down-side it is that the northern part of the country is on one side and the south is on the reverse.
     
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    I would just be so grateful to find a French map with the same road numbers on as the signposts have on them
     
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    Is there such a thing(n):doh:
     
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    I very much doubt it even the most up to date sat. nav. keeps quoting numbers that never show on a map........it frustrates the heck out of my navigator
     
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    Just bought a Michelin Atlas Routier et Touristique, spiral bound, laminated and has a QR code on each page which links to a Web page that has all the atractions in that area. Being a truck atlas it also has low bridges marked, which has saved us from going down the wrong road several times in the past.
     
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    Or any numbers at all on signposts in a lot of cases.
     
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    Great map book and so easy to read..big yes ,bur size does matter when navigating to out of the way places.
     
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