Brighton to Jersey (via Dieppe - St Malo)

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Rymo, 16 Aug 2012.

  1. Rymo

    Rymo Active Member

    Location:
    East London
    Going for my second cycle (tour?) through northern France next week (cycled to Paris and back in April), again low budget, wild camping etc just this time I really want to take a good map (last time there was no map taken and well yeah, lets just say there were many complications..)

    Currently looking on amazon but getting a tad confused. If I were to buy an AA or Michelin map of France I would of course only need a small percentage of the pages so these could be removed, is there any way to just buy the maps for that area of france (North West'ish) that i would require?

    Actually, any advice would be appreciated. Cheers!
     
  2. Yellow7

    Yellow7 Über Member

    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    These are the maps I used on my first tour across France;
    http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Home/Pro...CycloGuides-to-the-Departments_SI00000729.htm
    Just choose the ones you need from the grid, the scale is 1:100,000 so very detailed, they look a tad pricey now so may have to hunt a bit more, I used about 9 on my first tour in 2006 but 99% of roads in France are so well marked that on my last tour I just used a road atlas, taking the pages I needed.
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    The Michelin maps at a scale 1cm to 3km are good. you'll only need 2 or 3 I'd guess.
     
  4. OP
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    Rymo

    Rymo Active Member

    Location:
    East London
    Yellow7 - Thoses maps look brilliant, but unfortunately they are definitely too expensive for me.
    Which road atlas did you use, as i am leaning towards just taking the pages out like you have mentioned..

    rich p - 1:300,000 is still very detailed i would imagine right?

    At which scale are the larger French road atlas' at usually by the way?
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    1cm to 3km is ample IMO.

    My Michelin Road Atlas of France is 1cm to 2km. It cost £12 and you could tear pages out and still be cheaper than 3 maps, say. You'd also have the rest of the book for future travels elsewhere in France!

    edit - look at this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/France-2012...9645/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1345189695&sr=8-4
     
  6. OP
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    Rymo

    Rymo Active Member

    Location:
    East London
    I have actually just found some nice michelin local road maps (1:150,000), and figured that 2 will suffice (as the last 30 mile is just straight along the coast pretty much to the harbor). They were €4 each so i'm happy.

    Thanks for the information!
     
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