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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1121
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Probably on Reunion.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #1122
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Probably:
Yes. There are about 20 km of cliffs along the motorway that have the inconvenient habit of falling on cars from times to times. Several dead people each time. As a result they plan to build a very costly motorway out in the sea, and abandon the one below the cliffs.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #1123
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The most dangerous motorway in France...
From the terrain should be located in Cote d' Azur and probably near Nice
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Old August 17th, 2010, 05:48 AM   #1124
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Are the autoroute numbers A103, A186, and A313 posted on guide signs or roadside markers, or are these three numbers only for admin. use like A551 and A552? I was searching the web without success looking for photos to answer this question.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #1125
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Are the autoroute numbers A103, A186, and A313 posted on guide signs or roadside markers, or are these three numbers only for admin. use like A551 and A552? I was searching the web without success looking for photos to answer this question.
these 3 autoroutes are existing and their number is not only use by admin like A 551 A 552
but afaik there are not roadsigns markers, i know that there are killometric points on A 186 but for the other i don't know, maybe with google street view you can see that

old sign at the entry of A 186
http://maps.google.fr/maps?hl=fr&ie=...76.39,,0,-9.13
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Old August 17th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #1126
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From the terrain should be located in Cote d' Azur and probably near Nice
Definitely not on the CdA; the A8 isn't that close to the sea anywhere and the landscape/vegetation looks very different.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #1127
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these 3 autoroutes are existing and their number is not only use by admin like A 551 A 552
but afaik there are not roadsigns markers, i know that there are killometric points on A 186 but for the other i don't know, maybe with google street view you can see that

old sign at the entry of A 186
http://maps.google.fr/maps?hl=fr&ie=...76.39,,0,-9.13
Thanks, Max9309. Unfortunately, Street View doesn't cover these 3 routes sufficiently. I am curious if a general traveler could figure out these route numbers solely by seeing signs near or along the routes but without needing to use maps or web resources nor by contacting the concessionaire, etc.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #1128
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the shortest French autoroute is just 400 m long and consists of just a bridge
the A623 is located in the south-east of Toulouse near Labege
ilt was originally 1,2 km long but 800m were downgraded intot a Departementale in may of this year

here's a map, in blue the actual A623 in red the downgraded part

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Old August 18th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #1129
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A very Catholic country France. The Revolutionaries must be turning in their graves.

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Old August 18th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #1130
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A20 Montauban-Châteauroux

The complete album on Flickr (137 pics) can be found here.

A map of the route, to begin with (app. 370 km):

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A selection of 40 pics:

1. Still A62, just before entering the A20.

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2. The A20 is quite annoying in the sense that the major control city is Paris, which is still quite far away. Normally the control city is still 250 km, and slowly but surely counts down to zero. Here it's still a long way to Paris and it remains a long way for a significant part of the A20.

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3. Some roadworks coming up.

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4. With a good zoom it's a pleasure to photograph this motorway

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5. Alternatives for the tolled motorway on the signs.

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6. Paris is less than 600 km now. We're making progress.

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7. It's a bit hilly here, but further north there are more hills.

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8. Entering the motorway after a short break.

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9. Sign that indicates the end of a tunnel. The only other European country where I've seen this is the Czech Republic.

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10. Two viaducts shortly after each other. The road quality is excellent, btw

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11. Cahors.

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12. Peaceful

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13. A short tunnel. It's barely visible, but both the "tunnel"-sign and the "end of tunnel"-sign are visible in this picture.

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14.

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15. The D49 runs on this viaduct.

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16. Crossing a valley.

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17. Zoom

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18. Nice overview.

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19. Down and up.

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20. Péage.

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21. Telephone cables.

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22. Paris 466 km.

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23. The A89 ahead. The part to Clermond-Ferrand is not directly connected to the A20.

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24. Shortly together.

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25. Traffic to Lyon and Clermond-Ferrand exit here.

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26. Zoomed in on a small valley.

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27. Zoomed in completely.

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28. This is how it looks like in reality.

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29. Paris 413 km.

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30. Exit 41.

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31. Small traffic jam ahead.

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32. Near Limoges. The traffic jam started just around the corner, quite a dangerous position. It delayed us for about 10 minutes, no big deal.

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33. Enough time to photograph this sign

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34. Weird street lights, though I like the orange even though this was the day after the World Cup final

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35. Slovene-like signs

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36. Yep, really Slovenian Only 100 km left for today.

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37. Goin' up.

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38.

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39. About 20 km left for us today. I haven't made many pictures due to failing batteries

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40. Near Châteauroux. The last picture for today.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #1131
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very nice pictures! you're a good photographer. zoom is great, but has also some cons IMO. motorway looks more curvy and lines are shorter.

I don't understand that slovene thing though. what did you have in mind?
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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #1132
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Very nice pictures, and I also like how you put a little story to each one. Makes the series so much more pleasurable!
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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #1133
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I don't understand that slovene thing though. what did you have in mind?
I think he meant that your motorways are as clean and neat as in France.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #1134
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Thank you all

About the Slovene thing: too many destinations on one sign is what I consider Slovene, as you see it a lot over there. One of the only bad things that I can name about Slovene motorways, by the way

@hofburg: By the way, about the zoom: look at your avatar
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Thank you all

About the Slovene thing: too many destinations on one sign is what I consider Slovene, as you see it a lot over there. One of the only bad things that I can name about Slovene motorways, by the way

@hofburg: By the way, about the zoom: look at your avatar
Have you never seen a Spanish roadsign??
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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #1136
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I think he meant that your motorways are as clean and neat as in France.
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Thank you all

About the Slovene thing: too many destinations on one sign is what I consider Slovene, as you see it a lot over there. One of the only bad things that I can name about Slovene motorways, by the way

@hofburg: By the way, about the zoom: look at your avatar
there are a lot indeed. but seems like France cares about its cities or towns. oh, my avatar is from panoramio, so it's not my resposibility.

funny name La Souterraine. something particular about that, brisavoine?
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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:17 AM   #1137
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funny name La Souterraine. something particular about that, brisavoine?


The name was first recorded as Villa Subterranea. The name comes from a large Gallo-Roman crypt that has existed there since Antiquity. It was used as a temple in Antiquity and is now below the town's parish church.



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Et en prime, a pre-WW2 picture.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #1138
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My parents stayed in La Souterraine on their way to southern France

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Have you never seen a Spanish roadsign??
Hardly. I've only been in Barcelona where I haven't seen many motorways (citytrip).
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Hardly. I've only been in Barcelona where I haven't seen many motorways (citytrip).
Ok, if you saw one you wouldn't call a sign with a lot of destinations a Slovene sign. Check out the Spanish motorway thread.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #1140
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Have you never seen a Spanish roadsign??
The problem in España is the amount of road numbers, not the number of destinations imo.
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