Limoges to Carcassonne

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  1. SteveB123

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    Hi All i am planning going from Limoges to Carcassonne, looking at the map A20 Toulouse then A61 looks the best route. Do you seasoned travellers agree?

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    It is undoubtedly the quickest but is also toll most of the way, if this is not a factor then go for it.
    I see from your profile that you have an Arapahoe (tag axle) which I believe is class 3 on the toll so would be more expensive.
     
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    No till on the A20 for part of the way . We have a tag axle hobby and it is class 2.
     
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    A20 from Limoges to Brive is free and fast. Then you have a choice of toll on the A20 or the slower but quite scenic D820 through Souillac, Cahors then a short stretch of free motorway round Montauban before the rather boring and ugly bit as you approach north Toulouse. Another section of free motorway around the east of Toulouse then D813 towards Carcassonne. It is all a good road but will take time and if you are in a hurry the toll road will be much quicker.
    We have used that route many times and stopped overnight at the free aire in Souillac. We are never in too much of a hurry though so don't fancy paying the tolls.
    If you fancy a stop at Souillac there is a video guide on my YouTube channel:-


    Richard.
     
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    That's the way we go.

    I hate the Tououse Periphereque ( or whatever it's called).
     
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    Different rules for us Brits with french reg camping cars .... we're not "tourists" so looked upon much more favourably than those interlopers from overseas (hee hee)
     
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    If you look at French autoroute site they don't take weight or wheels into account for camping cars but only height .

    http://www.autoroutes.fr/FCKeditor/UserFiles/File/classification.pdf
     
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    Ive got a sanef tag which I am going to try even though I am just over 3m high just have to see what happens when I enter the peage
     
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    Be careful because some of the tag lanes have a height barrier !
     
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    You will almost certainly be ok
     
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    It looks like a bit of a grey area as the pictogram implies what you say but the text at the top seems to me to make no exception for camping cars. You live there and presumably only pay Class 2 so that must be the accepted view.(y)
     
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    I guess it is as been here for 11 years with same van and always charged Class 2 . I think because a camping car it is treated differently. And being a Scot class 2 is a bonus lol
     
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