Driving map of France
Driving map of France with distances. Driving map of France (Western Europe - Europe) to print. Driving map of France (Western Europe - Europe) to download. Driving in France is generally a pleasure for anyone used to the heavy traffic encountered on all roads in much of the south of England or the Netherlands. Apart from round big cities like Lille, Paris, Lyon, Marseilles or Toulouse, and apart from the country busiest motorways, the A1 (Paris - Lille) the A10 (Paris - Bordeaux) the A6, the A7 and the A9 (Paris - Marseille - Nice - Perpignan), and apart of course from the busiest holiday Saturdays, traffic is generally free-moving on the main network, and light to very light on minor routes as its shown in the driving map of France.
Avoiding problems when driving in France, in spite of the cost, it is generally worthwhile taking motorways (autoroutes) unless you have time to go at a more leisurely pace as its mentioned in the driving map of France. However, there are some useful tips to help you cut down on the cost of your trip across France. Petrol (gasolene) (fr. essence): do not fill up on the autoroute! Wait until a major intersection near a town or city, and come off the autoroute. You will almost certainly find a hypermarket / superstore within a kilometer or so of the exit, offering cut price fuel. The saving can be us much as 15 centimes per litre.
Anyone who intends to do lots of driving in France could find it in their interest to have a diesel car, particularly a modern fuel-efficient model. Diesel fuel in France (often called gasoil, pronounced gaz-warle) used to be about a third cheaper than unleaded, but that is no longer the case; today diesel retails for about 15 centimes a litre less than unleaded, but it also goes further. Use free autoroutes or dual-carriageways where they exist as you can see in the driving map of France.