Having previously used a spiral-bound Collins road atlas, I found this a lot more user friendly. The mapping is clearer (visually akin to the AA's GB road atlas) and the staple binding means that pages don't get ripped out so easily. More important, it is easier to follow across the page divide and between different pages (there being a decent overlap in the case of the latter).
The atlas also has a useful one-page map of France's road system, a country map showing all the départements, and maps of some city centres (including a couple of Paris). Finally, there is a distance chart covering about 30 French cities.
One caveat: there is a blank space at the stapled edges of facing pages; this makes going between these pages more difficult than would be the case if the maps abutted each other at this point.
As road maps of France go, however, this is the best I have so far used.