Micheline maps

Old Sep 6th, 2004, 09:37 PM
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Micheline maps

Can anyone tell me the difference between the green and yellow maps? We will be driving between Nice and Aix. One site says green maps; another says yellow. We do not have access to a local book store so will need to order.
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Old Sep 6th, 2004, 11:21 PM
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All my Michelin maps are either yellow or orange on the cover. Can't recall ever seeing a green cover. Could you be confusing it with their "Green Guides" which are books for touring/sightseeing. By the way I have never preordered any maps. They are available all over the place in France. I usually buy them at supermarkets or newsagents. This way you can see exactly what you are getting. Although Michelin maps are excellent, there has been the odd occasion when I have chosen a map by another company because I have felt that it suits me better on that particular occasion.
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I agree with the previous poster. Much cheaper there, and you might get very local big-scale ones that you won't get elsewhere - great for detailed driving & walking.

I've seen the Michelin Green - from memory they're about 1:200,000 scale, maybe 1:250,000. Bigger than the red. Can't remember what the yellow or orange are. They also have green guides and red guides.
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The Michelin website will tell you.
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Hi rj,

I think you want the Local maps, which are orangey-yellow (or maybe yellowish-orange) scale is about 1/150000-1/175000.

See http://www.globecorner.com/s/59.html

for the maps.

I bought mine through them.

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Michelin Maps come in four colors. Yellow are local maps of France, covering one or two départements, They are at a scale of 1/150,000 or 1/175.000. Orange maps are regional maps and can be anywhere from 1/140,000 to 1/2,400,000. Red maps are national or area maps (e.g. Scandinavia) and their scale varies considerably depending on the size of the country. Finally, there are a few green maps, which are "local zoom" maps at between 1/50,000 and 1/100,000. They cover the areas around Paris, Lyon, Marseille and the Côte d'Azur.

For your purposes, driving between Nice and Aix, I suggest regional map 528 Provence/Côte d'Azur, at a scale of 1/200.000.
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