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Travel-and-Leisure French roads are always very well maintained and the road network includes 4960 miles of motorways constructed in the last twenty years (many with tolls) which link the main provincial towns and cities with Paris. All of the motorways throughout France are a fast efficient way to travel and once you are on them they are easy to navigate. They are usually expensive and the French prefer to avoid them where possible and stick to the national routes (the RN and D roads). Autoroutes or french motorways are a delight to drive on, as they are all relatively new and incredibly well maintained. France has one of the densest road networks in Europe. The minimum driving age in France is 18 years old. A valid driver’s license is required for all drivers in France. Proof of insurance coverage is necessary. The gendarmes may request to see your vehicle registration, insurance certificate and valid license at any time. You should also carry a National Identity Card or passport. Beware on the spot fines are imposed for not carrying the proper documentation. All drivers should carry a red warning triangle in their boot, together with spare head-light bulbs, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. To rent a car in France you must be over twenty years of age and have held a full driving license for at least a year. Insurance is obligatory. The main car rental companies have offices in all railway stations and airports, as well as in major city centers. If you are driving to France from another country, there is a good choice of car-ferry operators from England and the Eurotunnel. All foreign cars need to display a sticker showing the country of registration displayed close to the rear registration plate. Right hand drive vehicles must have the head-lights adjusted or have deflector kits fitted which are easily available at all the English ports. You will need to obtain a green card from your UK insurer for full cover abroad. If you do not have a green card your UK insurance will not cover you outside of England. You can also arrange for rescue and recovery service with the AA, RAC and Europ Assist. In France you must give way to the right unless road signs indicate otherwise. Like in England, cars already on a roundabout have right of way. If you can help it avoid driving around the Champs d’Elysess in Paris of course unless you want to do your very own Chevy Chase European Vacation roundabout experience. There are 4 traffic police stationed at the Champs d’Elysees at all times for very good reason. I have heard that insurance companies pay out and do not ask any questions as to liability for accidents on the Champs d’Elysees. It is a complete nightmare and accidents happen all the time. On autoroutes the speed limit is 130 kilometres and 110 when it rains. On dual carriage ways the speed limit is reduced to 110 kilometres and 90 when it rains. On other roads the speed limit is 90 kilometres and 80 when it rains. In hamlets, towns, villages, the normal limit is 50 kilometres and the French do not always display the speed limit. Filling up with diesel or petrol is straight forward when travelling on a motorway. If you are travelling on the national routes you have to be really careful about buying diesel or petrol on a Sunday. Almost every service station is closed on a Sunday (except those on Autoroutes) and all of the automatic petrol pumps do not accept international credit cards only French credit and debit cards. Large supermarkets and hypermarkets sell petrol at a discount but remember only to locals with French cards on a Sunday. Permanent speed cameras are normally well signposted and are big rectangular boxes painted with bright fluorescent yellow and black diagonal stripes to warn you. The Michelin website lists where these fixed speed cameras are on your journey and advises the speed limit at those locations. It will also calculate the toll for you on motorways. About the Author: Corina Clemence operates Chateau du Guerinet a luxury french castle near Blois in the Loire Valley, for up to 15 people ideal for a fantastic french vacation with friends and family and for touring vineyards, historic chateaux and unwinding. The castle is also ideal for a fairytale french wedding, party or any event. You can rent the whole castle exclusively or hire one of the luxury six suites individually. You can drive from England or hire a car to explore this splendid region. Rent a French chateau Rent castle Rent castle France. Article Published On: – Travel-and-Leisure – – – – – – – – – – 相关的主题文章: