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Best driving maps for Paris to Burgundy and where to buy in Paris?

Best driving maps for Paris to Burgundy and where to buy in Paris?

Mar 21st, 2007, 06:36 PM
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Best driving maps for Paris to Burgundy and where to buy in Paris?

After a week in Paris, we are picking up a rental car at Orly and driving to Burgundy for a week. We are staying in Beaune and Auxerre and making trips to Dijon, Autun, Fontenay and other spots. We then drive back to CDG.

What is the best driving map to get us from Paris to Burgundy and then all around Burgundy? Also, where could we buy the map in Paris? (We are staying in the 6th near Place St Michel.)
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Mar 21st, 2007, 06:49 PM
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You can get a Michelin regional map of Burgundy, and FNAC (there's one near Montparnasse and another one on the Blvd. St. Michel) would a a good place to get it.
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Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:27 AM
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Hi Kay,

You can get Michelin maps and guides at http://tinyurl.com/k8kfe

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Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:00 AM
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Buy your Michelin maps at FNAC (www.fnac.com) or, once you are on the road, at one of the hypermarkets. Do not buy them in service stations.
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Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:01 PM
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Thank you all. Do you think I would be better off with the foldout map for Burgundy (regional map 519) or the spiral bound motoring atlas for all of France? I guess the regional map might have more detail for Burgundy, but we also have to get in and out of Paris. (I am considering ordering sight-unseen online so we can plan the route in advance.)
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Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:04 PM
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The motoring atlas might actually have more detail as it is on the scale (I believe) of the departmental maps. That's what I use, but some might find it unwieldy and excessive for a single region.
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Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Hi K,

Map 519 is 275K:1

It goes N/S from Troyes to Bourg-en-Bresse and E/W from west of Nevers to Lons-le-Saunier.

It shows teeny weeny towns and roads smaller than D.

I recommend it.

You will also want Map 514: Ile-de-France

If you go via Troyes, you might want Map 515, but I don't think it will be necessary.

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Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:35 PM
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You can see what the Michelin maps look like just by entering an itinerary on www.viamichelin.com. Don't forget to zoom in on the results. The paper maps you buy look just the same.
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Mar 23rd, 2007, 08:25 AM
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>The paper maps you buy look just the same.

Except that you can't zoom in on the paper maps.

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Mar 23rd, 2007, 08:43 AM
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...unless you move your face closer to the map
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Mar 23rd, 2007, 08:45 AM
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There's a lot closer bookstore than FNAC to your location, although if you are around a FNAC, that should wook. The Gibert Jeune bookstore on bd St Michel has a very good travel section and should have it. They have several stores around that area, and what each has varies. The travel books and maps should be on the ground floor of their general store at 5, place St Michel.
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Mar 23rd, 2007, 10:27 AM
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But you won't get the maximum legal 5% discount that FNAC applies to everything in print.
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Mar 31st, 2007, 03:14 AM
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Mar 31st, 2007, 06:24 AM
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If you are doing any shopping in Paris, the major department stores have a great selection.

I bought a bunch of maps at Printemps, including some of the older 1/100000 and 1/150000 maps.
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