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France and toll roads

I am travelling to France in a couple of weeks, and have always wonders, is there a way that i could buy a short term pre-paid voucher for the tolls?

And is there a website that will tell me how much each toll is as i enter it in?

I normally go with some loose change and notes and pay up what ever I have to at the point, but this time woudl like to be a bit more organised.
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I was over in France a couple of weeks ago, and noticed there was a tag lane, not sure if you can get a short term tag though. Also make sure you pay cash as you will get ripped off if you use a credit card. The following web site is useful Prepare you travel on motorway* ASFA
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I use ViaMichelin: Maps, route planner, route finder, UK maps, European maps, hotel booking, travel guides

If you put your route in there, it has all the tolls listed in the instructions. I did this on my way home from Italy last week, helps get rid of all the crappy change before you get home
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Chill, that site is brilliant! and it has actually chosen the bespoke route that my mother in law has told me...
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I was over in France a couple of weeks ago, and noticed there was a tag lane, not sure if you can get a short term tag though. Also make sure you pay cash as you will get ripped off if you use a credit card. The following web site is useful Prepare you travel on motorway* ASFA
yeah thats another idea, you can make the toll out of change before you get to it
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Chill, that site is brilliant! and it has actually chosen the bespoke route that my mother in law has told me...
Glad it was of use - where are you going BTW?
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Also make sure you pay cash as you will get ripped off if you use a credit card.
Who rips you off, your credit card supplier? I used both my Post Office and my Saga credit cards extensively on the French, Spanish and Portuguese motorways a few weeks ago, and there was no extra charge and an excellent exchange rate. Using cash would have been more expensive.
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Who rips you off, your credit card supplier? I used both my Post Office and my Saga credit cards extensively on the French, Spanish and Portuguese motorways a few weeks ago, and there was no extra charge and an excellent exchange rate. Using cash would have been more expensive.
My credit card company - I think the only one's that don't rip you off are the ones you mention plus Nationwide & Thomas Cook
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You can only get an RF Telepeage badge
if you've a French address and bank account.


You do not get 'ripped off' using a credit card.

You can also use Total petrol card, although I
don't know if that's French cards only
 
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Nev - the toll roads don't rip you off for using a credit card, but most UK credit card companies charge a % for using your card abroad.
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Nev - the toll roads don't rip you off for using a credit card, but most UK credit card companies charge a % for using your card abroad.
Really?!

Sounds highly illegal to me!

Rip-Britain strikes again I suppose.
 
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Cos were not in the Euro
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i'm doing the whole thing in cash this time, that way i can keep tabs on it.... ready to go tomorrow put some extgra air in the tyres topped up with fuel (£70.07!) checked the oil.....any other things i need to remeber?
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Mine doesn't... but I have a posh HSBC jobbie.

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any other things i need to remeber?
Keep right.
 
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you mean keep "wrong"

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i'm doing the whole thing in cash this time, that way i can keep tabs on it.... ready to go tomorrow put some extgra air in the tyres topped up with fuel (70.07!) checked the oil.....any other things i need to remeber?
Warning triangle, florescent jackets and any other compulsory kit....
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Warning triangle, florescent jackets and any other compulsory kit....
well thats a debate we had on another thread, I thought it was only nessasary for French cars to carry those?
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Warning triangle, florescent jackets and any other compulsory kit....
and spare bulb set. I think also headlamp dip correction device (blanking strip or stick-on lens).

Also the warning triangle etcetera applies to all cars in France, not just the locals.
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If you have hazard warning lights then a warning triangle is not compulsory (but recommended).
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If you have hazard warning lights then a warning triangle is not compulsory (but recommended).
Hi Chill. A quick search came up with these:
Warning Triangles and Reflective Safety Jackets - Lost-in-France.com
Driving in France - Rules of the Road and much more. www.go-to-france.co.uk
Yeah, and one I forgot mentioned there - a first aid kit.
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I stand corrected
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