The pages torn from a large scale motoring Atlas served me well and cost less than a tenner. No worries about the batteries going flat.Bigtallfatbloke said:
My mobile phone has Googlemaps installed on it. I've looked at it but never used it. A downloaded route description from my computer or a road atlas normally suffice when travelling in the UK. I don't know if Googlemaps will be accessible from the phone networks in France. There will certainly be a data charge though nowhere near the hapless UK user who picked up a £25k+ bill for a month when he used the phone as a modemThe 205/305 models don't have maps. You get a line on the screen to follow, but the screen is otherwise blank. Mind you, I've done 60 milers this way without getting lost. The problem is that if you do get lost all you can do is aim towards the line again. you don't see the roads.
The 705 has full mapping.