French Motorways


Description

The Autoroute system in France consists largely of toll roads, except around large cities and in parts of the north. It is a network of 12,000 km (7,500 mi) worth of motorways. Known as autoroutes, are designated with numbers preceded by the letter A (for Autoroute).
Entrances to Motorways are marked as such with the word "Péage" (pronounced pay-arje). The normal procedure is to pick up a ticket from a booth as you enter the Motorway (just press the button); tolls are paid either when you leave the Motorway, or else when the toll section comes to an end. In a few places, there are fixed toll points on the Motorway, notably in urban areas or toll bridges.
When using the motorways/ autoroute with motorhomes it is important to know  your Gross Vehicle weight if your Motorhome is above 3500kg you may incur a higher charge when using the toll roads.
The 2 bands that will apply to motorhomes are Class 2 and Class 3 see picture below.



The site listed below is a must for using the French Toll Autoroutes, you can work out absolutely everything you need to plan your trip, from selecting your route, knowing the exact cost that you will incur, services for disabled,breakdowns and secure parking. 



Enjoy.....................

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