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  1. frogijock

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    Hi has anyone travelled from Bordeaux to Biarritz recently? How much did the tolls cost on the new section of the N10
     
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    Travelled it last week if its the new long stretch you mean it was e53 I think for Class 2 tag axle, makes our yearly tax cheap eh!!
     
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    I got caught out down there.. Ours was a big van too..
    Thought nowt of it until we got home and was shocked ( being polite ) to find the toll had cost us £82 !!!!
     
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    In January of this year we traveled the whole length of the A63 Toll road and paid a total of €19.2 (Class 2 motorhome). Most of the toll booths are at the bottom end. However, by selecting No Tolls on my Sat Nav, the route will take me down much of the A63 without having to go through a toll booth.
     
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    Im never in that much of a hurry to use toll roads, but that road near Biarritz is a nightmare, speed bumps everywhere, so did use the toll road into Spain, it was about 25€ but well worth it.
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    On the way down last year we got stung €32 - then drove through the Biarritz area on the non toll road - NIGHTMARE
    Coming back we paid the tolls but its not cheap in an 8 mtr van
     
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    If you look at Mappy http://m.mappy.com it will give you mileage for non toll roads, mileage for toll roads and toll charges. You use drop down menu to change your vehicle type. I always used it in France and found it accurate.
     
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    Good program but just found that the only option seems to be car.
     
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    we went down that way in October, as the road has been upgraded to peage there unusually is no parallel option to use, but we took peage, two toll sections on the new areas, both tried to get over 15 euros for each section, we pressed intercom and both reduced to 5 euros without challenge

    We stopped in St Jean Luz so came off for a bit, but like others have said the time it takes to get down into Spain on non peage is not worth it, think that bit only cost us about 10 euros (although we rejoined part way along)

    In Spain they twice got out of their toll booths I think to count our wheels, cost us about 30 euros to get to Burgos from Irun, came back via Zaragozza / Pau paid no tolls at all :D
     
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    Thanks all for the info. I got bounced for ovr €15 not long after it opened and will be going down that way this year so just doing a bit of research as to what others paid
     
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    We always do 'no tolls' in France.. what is really odd is that every time we have done it the route down to Spain seems to be quicker and shorter than the couple of years we took the toll roads
     
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    Looking at the route in Mappy from Carbon Blanc (N10) to the Spanish border it will cost €15.04 more to use the whole of the A63 Toll road (at 2014 prices) and save 1 hr 40 min on the journey. For me this is a no brainier, the toll route is the best option. Next years increase should be less than €2.00 (10% ish) on the whole journey.
     
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    It's always worth looking at a couple of different routes. Going from ferry to Dordogne I always went the usual Le Mans, Angouleme, home route, paying the tolls ( about €45-50) Going down to west of Limoges, Thiviers, Brantome , home cut the toll charge down to €23 and put just a few more miles on the journey.

    Edit:: this was cost in car.
     
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    What I will do this year is to come down the A63 and exit at Jct 17 and join again at jct 18. (45 KM) I will continue down the A63 to Saint-George-de-Maremne. This will be a toll free journey and will have saved €10.60 toll fare at Jct 18. I will overnight at George-de-Maremne with a Fuel stop a few hundred meters further down the D810. I will rejoin the A63 at Jct 8. the toll fare from there to the Spanish boarder is €6.00. A big saving and yet using all of the A63 less Jct 17-18 and and 23 KM near the bottom.
     
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    I've cycled across Biarritz and that was pretty horrendous too, mixing it with buses in narrow streets. Crossing Nantes, which we did later in the trip, was a doddle by comparison .
     
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    Have you looked at this : I swear by it.
    http://about-france.com/routes-from-calais.htm
     
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    LOL.. !!! Exit at 18..... Join back at 17... :)
     
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    Whoops!
     
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