Driving in France

DITTRICH

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the roads are best at night in the wee small hours. i've never had problems.
 

Mr E

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Weekend travel in August is a nightmare. We used to do it overnight, but have more recently switched to weekday travel (we go on Thursday this year) which is much quieter.
 

effbee584

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Driven in France many times, always use a current map book with fixed cameras printed. Easy to keep tabs on with a co-driver/navigator since there are not too many, and a bit of work on the map before you leave will pay dividends, add a big post-it on the page. Mobiles are a different matter, almost got caught by one just before the turn off for the tunnel at the Calais end of the Boulogne/Calais motorway. It seems that Brits like one last burst of speed before leaving mainland Europe, and the French will catch them on the final stretch, plus you just might miss your shuttle connection. The DVD Sat Nav (2003 Comand) works fine in Europe using their 5/6 number system and has always got me within a few feet of destination. A recent upgraded disc from 2011 SAT NAV UPDATES for just £42 works a treat.
 

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