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European GPS test - comparison ... can you help?

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Another thread asked about the best GPS for Europe - http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/best-gps-system.cfm I think the consensus is that TomTom beats Garmin but I'd like to run a short test to see by how much, if you have a TT and a few minutes to check something for me.

I have an aging Garmin Nuvi that we bought for a trip to France 8 years ago and I recently updated it for another trip to Provence. We've been to Europe many times in the ensuing years but I just realized we always used public transport. Now in Provence I need the Nuvi again for driving.

I've downloaded the latest maps for France (now the maps are so big I could only get one country in, while in 2006 I could load all of Europe + USA).

When I enter places we are planning on visiting most of them get picked up easily enough, but there were three that I had problems with. So I'm curious to see if a TomTom (or a newer Garmin) might pick these up.

Here are the problem addresses. Can you enter them and see if they are valid?

150 route de Maillane
13210 Saint-Rémy de Provence (this is a newish restaurant, opened in February but the building is probably old ... the Nuvi sees the street but suggests 103, 98, 96 etc so maybe it's too new or maybe 150 is just outside the 'city' that the Nuvi has mapped?)

800 Cours Fernande Peyre
84800 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France (another restaurant ... sees the street but offers 785, 762, 751 etc)

For both of these I can just mark the closest address and still find the building, so it's not a show-stopper. But the next one doesn't show anything.

Chemin departemental 27
13520 Les Baux de Provence, France (this is a famous resort in Les Baux ... I get nothing from this address.)

The names of the places are Maison Drouot restaurant, Le Vivier restaurant, and L'Oustau de Baumaniere in case you want to try entering the names or want to check the net to see if I copied the addresses correctly.

Anyway, looking forward to hearing back from others ... if the TT sees all these then I'll keep that in mind the next time we buy a GPS. Though this one has had its charming moments ... as we approached the town of Apt once the nice lady announced "Now approaching Apartment" ... and the town of Nice was pronounced to rhyme with 'mice' instead of 'niece' :)

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