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Old July 24th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #321
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How does the credit-card tolling system work in France? It's the first time I want to use my creditcard, how does it work? You put the ticket into a machine, and then?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #322
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Strange question you're asking. You simply insert your credit card in the machine, they ask you if you want a receipt (reçu), and that's it. It takes 5 seconds, they don't control the credit card (no time), and they don't ask for a PIN number or signature.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #323
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The same system is used in Spain, at least on the mediterranean coast. Really easy, but not very secure. But even if you go through the manual booths they don't ask for your pin-code or id. That would take an enormous amount of time for every transaction.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #324
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I read in a ViaMichelin Map of France that they revise the numbering system of the N- and D-roads.
Has anyone information about this?
I noticed there are even 4-digit motorway-grade roads, like the D2009 between Riom and Clermont-Ferrand.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #325
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Some recent pics of the 'Route des Tamarins' motorway under construction on the island of Réunion. This is the most spectacular motorway under construction in the EU at the moment.

Viaduct over the Fleurimont canyon near Saint-Paul, March 2008:


Bridge over the Trois-Bassins canyon, April 2008:


Cut-and-cover tunnel near Saint-Paul, February 2008:


Viaduct over the Fleurimont canyon near Saint-Paul, February 2008:


Visit at the cut-and-cover tunnel near Saint-Paul, February 2008:
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Old July 27th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #326
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This is the most spectacular motorway under construction in the EU at the moment.
Official, or your opinion?

There are tons of spectacular motorways under construction in say, Spain, Romania or Croatia.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #327
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Motorways going over 170 meters-deep canyons? I don't think.



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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:05 PM   #328
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Currently 4 hours delay at the Mt Blanc tunnel.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 03:35 AM   #329
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Currently 4 hours delay at the Mt Blanc tunnel.
currently (02h34 // 2:34am!!!) 10km of congestion on A10 near Niort and 12km on A63 near Spanish border direction south, 9km on A10 x A71 junction in Orléans; 1km near toll-plaza of Lyon on A7 direction north. A10 and A6 and A7and A9 and A63 are very very busy
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 02:43 PM   #330
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Oh my god. I just read that in french highways is about 400 km of traffic jams
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 03:24 PM   #331
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We have that on a rainy day in the Netherlands during rushhour
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 05:22 PM   #332
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708 km at 13h00.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 08:23 PM   #333
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Don't you like French roads?

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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #334
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Oops, E71 instead of the more correct E17 in Lille

http://lh5.ggpht.com/blaak90/SJn2svO...jpg?imgmax=800


Ancient signage:
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Oops, E71 instead of the more correct E17 in Lille

http://lh5.ggpht.com/blaak90/SJn2svO...jpg?imgmax=800
Doesn't matter. French people only care about the 'A something' signage, they don't care about the 'E something' signage, unlike in Belgium.
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That's just to mentally prepare French motorists for their entry in dirt-poor Wallonia.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #336
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No one to "clean" those signs ?
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Old August 15th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #337
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Another viaduct on the 'Route des Tamarins' motorway in Réunion:

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Nice bridge
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:02 PM   #339
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Normandy Bridge on A29 motorway as of mid-August 2008:

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and a smaller bridge close to Normandy Bridge allowing to pass over some canal parallelling river La Seine:

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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:28 PM   #340
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why is that normandy bridge so redicilous, high?, i heard it was a class 2 climb on the tour?
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