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muladi
post Jul 29 2009, 12:36 PM
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Hello everyone,

I have just landed here and since i'm around i would like to know if someone could help me out with any tips or advices..

I'm planning on trevlling to toulouse from germany (munich) and i was just wondering if someone ever did this route and if there would be any helpfull advices.

I'm actually travelling south to portugal but i'm getting really tired of the bordeaux route to biarritz as in the summer it gets unbearable and you're stuck more than you drive so i'm looking for alternatives.

I'm not really interested in doing any motorways because they are really expensive in france (and about eveywhere) so i was hoping for a road there where i won't be charged (or the least possible).

After toulouse i want to do the bit to spain through the pyrennees and to pamplona again without taking any motorways and throught the quickest option possible..

Can anyone advice or give any tips?

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Rui
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post Jul 29 2009, 03:28 PM
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Hi there, I received your message.

I just had a look on mappy.co.uk and mappy.de,
you just select Clermont ferrand to Pamplona via Toulouse, check the "without toll" button, and there you are with the intinerary.

Hope that helps
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post Jul 30 2009, 11:45 PM
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Thanks Adrien for helping answer that question, I was stumped!


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post Jul 31 2009, 12:13 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply guys but that was not really what i was expecting..

I know that you can look the routes up on mappy and others (via michelin, etc) but what i'm interested is in knowing if it's worth doing this bit instead the one from bordeaux south to biarritz.

Is this a less frequented road? Is the traffic less than on the other road? How well (and fast) can it be driven?

If anyone could help it would be great,

Thanks,

Rui
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post Jul 31 2009, 10:01 AM
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Hi!

First, you have to thanks Louise for bringing me here...

You're right, highway are really good in France, but really expensive, and you can't really see the best part of the country. There are not packed all the time by the way, but mostly the friday afternoon, saturday and sunday. During the week and at night is ok.

But, yeah, I think take the smaller (all free!) road (called RN for the middle size or Departementale for the really small ones) is more interesting: you'll see nice village, could eat in small, cheap and less frequented restaurant, have a café in a nice bistrot, and so on. But be aware is gonna be really slower than the highway. The maximum speed limit is 90 km/h, but if you don't know the road, there is some where 60 km/m can be too fast! The highway are limited at 130 km/h, so it's really faster.

Actually, it's really depend on what you're looking for: if you're in a hurry, you want to take the highway during a week day (except the friday afternoon), or a small road during the week-end (because it's not gonna be much slower, but it will be very nicer). If you want to discover the country side of the south-west of France, have time to do it, avoid the expensive and charmless hgw.

I hope I'm answering your question!
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post Aug 1 2009, 09:45 PM
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Thanks Sylvain, my favourite French person in the whole wide world!


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