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Can anybody give me a good site/link which will enable me to work out the cost of driving from the UK to France taking into account the price of petrol, toll roads and of course time!  I've searched the net but can't seem to see anything.  There used to be a good site but its gone now.  The plane seems cheap until you add in taxes and charges for luggage.

Thanks for any help.


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Re: driving to france

The AA website is a bit fragmented, but they give you petrol prices, travel routes and toll charges.  Look in European Driving on the front page.
www.theaa.com


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http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/gbr/dyn/controller/ItiWGHomePage

 

Everything you need.










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And google maps too.
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Re: driving to france

Thanks for your answers, have tried the aa site and agree it's not terribley good but will try michelin.

I'm trying to work out the cost against flying to la rochelle and getting a train to my destination but am not having much luck


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Re: driving to france

Mappy.

http://www.mappy.fr/




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Good recommendations all.

We were interested in finding (yet) another route to avoid the boulevard peripherique round Paris,  and were researching how to get through Poissy unscathed.    What really wowed me was being able to "fly" down the streets using Google Earth and VERIFYING which were ONE WAY by looking at the road markings.   That revealed quite a lot that might not be evident from the average map.    And gave one a rough idea of landmarks/junctions to look out for.

We've never actually used the route (although all the details have been noted just in case) but if all else fails Google Earth or GeoPortail are not such idiotic ways of checking driving practicalities like that.

I would not recommend a ViaMichelin sat nav though (I don't think they make them any more) - truly one of the worst bits of kit I've ever bought,  which has nearly landed us in terrible (and indeed potentially dangerous) situations many many times.   The ordinary mapping is OK.

Sorry,  I've veered a little bit off topic haven't I!  

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Re: driving to france

Hi Martin, I don't know how old your viamichelin was but my old tomtom was next to useless in France too.

The latest tomtom go 730 is much better and even recognises our little lane with only two houses in it.

Google earth site is amazing, so also google maps, that allow you to drive down some of the roads in villages, click on the little man symbol above the zoom in & out. 


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