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I know its been debated before is it worth getting them for going thru France on the Biaritze side, as I see they are compulsary in France but will be doing as much driving in Spain Portugal where as far as I know it is not compulsary. Or do i just rely on my Cross Climate Michelins,
 
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I know its been debated before is it worth getting them for going thru France on the Biaritze side, as I see they are compulsary in France but will be doing as much driving in Spain Portugal where as far as I know it is not compulsary. Or do i just rely on my Cross Climate Michelins,

I got some unused ones, actually decent quality, off bookface marketplace for £20 delivered. Can’t get caught out now. 🤞
 
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We are likely driving the A75 From Millou south do I need snow chains for that route? can’t seem to find Road specific information for French road.
 
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Thanks for the info, I will get some for the peace of mind, as regards Shawn and Emmas query I think its the same answer. Cheers

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We are likely driving the A75 From Millou south do I need snow chains for that route? can’t seem to find Road specific information for French road.
If you haven't got winter tyres with the 3 peaks symbol yes you do but I believe there is a grace period for another 9 months or so.
All departments in France with mountains require winter 3 peak tyres or snow chains.
 
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Well ive bought snow socks needed them in italy 1ft deep in snow near a ski resort.my veiw socks so much easier to put on didnt need to take them off going threw 4 tunnels to resort and it was if there were no snow absolutely fabulous but admit not as robust as chains my experience was fresh dumped snow
 
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Winter tyres can be identified by a “M+S”, “M.S” or “M&S” ('Mud and Snow') marking on the sidewall, although these versions will only be accepted until November 1, 2024. The “3PMSF” (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) sign is also a universally accepted industry standard.27 Sept 2021
Specific countries where snow chains must be carried at all times and used where signs dictate in mountainous regions include France. Since November 2021, it's been a legal requirement to have either winter tyres fitted or to carry/wear snow chains at all times - this is taken very seriously.12 Dec

The 34 departments in which winter tyre rules are at least partially imposed are: Ain, Allier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Bas-Rhin, Cantal, Doubs, Drôme, Haute-Garonne, Haute-Loire, Hautes-Alpes, Haute-Saône, Haute-Savoie, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haut-Rhin, Isère, Jura, Loire,

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I dont think thats right about m+s classed as winter tyres
 
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You can identify a winter tyre by the snowflake symbol on the sidewall. Note that tyres without the snowflake symbol but marked 'M+S' (mud and snow) are not necessarily proper winter tyres.
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