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Old 01-04-04, 12:41 PM
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Maps of France

Does anyone know of a source for maps that would be useful for bike touring in France?
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Old 01-04-04, 12:58 PM
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Michelin 1/200 000 series are great, inexpesive and available everywhere.
https://catalogue.viamichelin.fr/eng/...u=P01&langue=2

Also the Office National des Forets has a Mountain bike and cycle touring in France map. # 906

I cycled around France in 1999 and will be cycling to Spain via France this February if you have any other questions let me know.
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We got the maps we used this past summer in France from

https://www.omnimap.com/maps.htm

We used the Michelin 200 series (Yellow)(1:200,000 -- 1 cm = 2 km) maps in the flatter places and the IGN 1:100,000 (1 cm = 1 km) topo maps in the Pyrenees. There are also IGN Carte de Randonnées at 1:50,000. If you are hiking or trail biking, those are good to have. But, if you are covering a large area in your travels the finely detailed maps start to add up to a lot of paper.

If you are travelling by train to get around a lot, there is an IGN map #912 which shows the principal train routes. We used that map a LOT because we were making up our train travel as we went and wanted to know were it was possible to get a train to.
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We used the Michelin 200 series (Yellow)(1:200,000 -- 1 cm = 2 km) maps
They are now orange in colour.
 
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French Maps

I assume that you are talking about maps for cycling. I have found that the best are those published by IGN -- 107 rue La Boetie - 75008 Paris. These are akin to the UK 1 inch to the mile by the Ordnance Survey. There are 2 series one with a Blue Cover and one in a Green cover. Unfortunately my blue ones are in my French house but the Green ones are titled "Top 100" and are 1 centimetre to 1 kilometre. Both are excellent . There is a Michelin series but there tend to be more of use for motoring - and are, thus, not so detailed.

Be aware that France is a big country with a great variation of countryside etc. I live in the north west - Brittany which is great cycling country whilst the mountainous areas of the Alps and Pyranees will require shorter distances

Good Luck David Chapman Hicks
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Well, if you have a store like what we have in downtown Chicago- The Savvy Traveller- then you could go there. They have a buttload of maps of all kinds there. It's a huge store, and about half of the store is maps of all kinds.

Here's the website:
https://www.thesavvytraveller.com/

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