Maps ?

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  1. rich g

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    When you go to France do you take the small Michelin maps or a road atlas of France.
    I don't want to rely on just a sat nav.
    Rich
     
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    Michelin atlas book, used them for ever (y)
     
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    Yup, same as scousebird (y)
     
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    An atlas is very convenient to use but for planning your grand tour of any country you can't beat a map which shows the whole country on one sheet, probably at something like 1:400,000 scale. Best used on the dining room table of course!
     
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    Agree with DevonBeekeeper, that a whole-country map is useful for trip planning.

    And whilst the detail on the Michelin road atlas is excellent, I also like the AA Big Road Atlas for France because it is much easier to distinguish between toll and non-toll motorways. It is also lighter weight and easier to handle than the Michelin map.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Road-At...8908290&sr=8-10&keywords=AA+france+road+atlas

    The Collins France Big Road Atlas is good too, and a couple of pounds cheaper than the AA one at the moment.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Fra...28908290&sr=8-5&keywords=AA+france+road+atlas

    I've got both the AA & Collins 2015 editions (one came unexpectedly as a Christmas present after I'd already purchased the other), plus my trusty 2011 version of the Michelin Atlas for backup.

    Mike
     
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    Both & satnav. I don't entirely trust her...
     
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    Our favourite map book is the Michelin laminated atlas.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/France-Lami...909932&sr=1-7&keywords=michelin+map+of+france
    It is a bit heavy but is small enough to have on the navigators lap.
    I say navigator but the memsahib's map reading skill is a bit hit and miss so I look at the route beforehand and then mark the map with a marker pen.
    Being laminated plastic the marker can just be wiped off after you arrive at your destination.
     
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    I don't have one. Three mobiles two of which have a couple of offline maps each installed and a TomTom as a spare..
     
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    Her who speaks from the box or her reading the map ? I'm always suspicious of both :)
     
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    I thought someone might say that! Her who talks with the sexy voice but is quite often useless just when you really need her not to be.
    That's not me btw:angel:
     
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    I believe in a road atlas to support sat nav and logic, but don't wait till you get to France to buy one, they are more expensive in supermarkets than here, presuming you shop around, but definitely do not pay full retail price at the ferry terminals

    I do like the spiral bound versions, they seem to last longer, but we also replace ours every couple of years to try and keep up with road changes, a real pet hate of mine with sat naves that despite being updates don't know about roads that have clearly been open for months :mad:

    good prompt for me to check ours we are off to France again in 2 weeks :)(y)
     
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    We have a sat nav and a couple of ipads.. At least 2 mobiles... We have got a Collins map book stuffed away somewhere but just don't use it.
     
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    We take both, plus highlighter pens to mark out our route... Our satnav voice is Tom Baker, so very nice!
     
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    :)Thank you for all your replies,I already have a map of France and I have just placed
    An order for a Michelin Laminated Atlas,I like the idea of being able to mark out the route. :)
     
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    AA map of Europe and 3 satnavs. Only use a map to see where places are in relation to where we are. I don't plan routes, where's your sense of adventure?
     
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    Can you get the AA big road one for Spain and Portagal .
     
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    We just bought the AA Big Road Atlas FRANCE 1:280,000 (4 1/2 miles to 1") 2015 edition from The Works at half price (£9.99 to £4.99) after we almost wandered on to a new toll road near Bergerac that wasn't even shown on our 'old' atlas.
     
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    Autoroute on the netbook & run it in tandem with the satnav as the mapping gives you a good idea of road widths & it allows us to log all our stops for future reference.
     
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    Brilliant idea - Thank You (y)(y)(y)

    and I had a gift card for Amazon so I also bought a disc to stick the Garmin on the dash (no more reaching or removing it from the windscreen) total cost Nil :love:
     
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