|Subject: Re: Driving in France|
We usually try to avoid the peripherique - the more outer ring roads are
good and with less traffic. If you take the peripherique then make sure you
know exactly the turn-off you want and get into lane early as we have been
nose to tail at 110km/hr on this road and the exits always seem to come
faster than you expect!
As for strange road rules - one that often gets us is where you have two road signs pointing in opposite directions and one says 'tout directions' and the other 'autres directions' !! Just head off either way!
We love driving in France as most of the time its far less crowded than the packed roads of the UK - but on autoroutes we have noticed they often don't warn you about roadworks and lane closures until you are suddenly upon them - watch out for these!
Have a wonderful trip
Sally Somerset UK