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What is the best Michelin Map - Exploring the Luberon from Aix?

What is the best Michelin Map - Exploring the Luberon from Aix?

Old May 13th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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What is the best Michelin Map - Exploring the Luberon from Aix?

I've read that Michelin #332 and #340 include parts of this region. Can anyone verify this, or recommend the best map to use? We will be based in Aix-en-Provence and plan to primarily visit the Luberon villages North from Aix.

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If we were to venture West towards St. Remy or Les Baux, which Michelin map would you recommend?
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Old May 14th, 2012, 12:35 AM
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The map I recommend and the one I used in 2011 was
#113 ZOOM France Series, Michelin Motoring & Tourist Map
Provence Camargue
1/160 000
1 in = 2.53 miles

This map covers Aix and also and the Luberon. It also covers St Remy and Les Baux. To give you an idea of the coverage-Montpellier, Marseille, Avignon, Nimes, Arles, Orange, Montelimar, Ales, Cassis, Sault, Nyons and Mont Ventoux are all on the map.

I bought mine on Amazon $9.95
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We used the IGN carte touristique Parc naturel regional du Luberon.
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If I remember correctly, I think #113 is the map that fellow Fodorite, Stu Dudley, also recommends for that region - although I can't locate the post in which he mentions it.

What is the difference between the Michelin #113 & #332 Map?
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Yep - I use the 113 map. In fact, I have 4 copies of it - 3 that are worn out & 1 waiting for our next trip there.

The 113 map pretty much covers every corner of Provence that most tourists want t visit. If you use the 300 series maps you'll need 3 or 4 different maps if you plan to visit Aix, Cassis, Nimes, Aigues Mortes, Uzes, Bouches du Rhone, and the Vaucluse. If you just plan on visiting the Luberon from Aix, you'll need the 332 map for the Luberon and the 340 map for Aix & surrounds.

I find the IGN maps hard to follow if I use them as driving maps. I have many IGN maps on the scale 1/25,000 I use for hiking trails, & very local stuff.

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>>If we were to venture West towards St. Remy or Les Baux, which Michelin map would you recommend?
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