There are various route planners available online including:
- if you put a tick in the "caravan" box, the route
planner will estimate the tolls for category 2 vehicles (motorhomes
will also be category two). You should also ask for a 'recommended
route', as this will be the most suitable for towing.
- It is also possible to do a route plan on Google maps www.google.co.uk/maps.
With this route planner you can move the route from one road to
another, and use the navigation tools to take a really close look
at the roads you will be using. You can also input the campsite's
GPS co-ordinates to see exactly where the campsite is located.
Reclassification of French roads
The French government has decided to transfer the administration
of approximately 18,000 kilometres of national roads to local
authorities, resulting in the significant reclassification and
renumbering of roads. This process started in January 2006 and no
time limits were put in place to complete the operation. Each local
authority can choose its own renumbering system and changes to road
signs. In some cases the road renumbering follows a logical
St Malo to Rennes
New number D137
From Figeac to Martel
New number D840
- Example one - the letter has changed.
- Example two - The letter and the first number has changed.
Unfortunately not all the changes are logical.
Montmarault to Bessay-sur-Allier
New number N79
Our advice is to always use the road numbers in conjunction with
the names of towns and villages on your route.
Allow plenty of time for your journey and take the most up to
date map available.