Top positive review
15 people found this helpful
on 18 July 2008
The Michelin maps are excellent. They are extremely detailed with a scale of 1 inch = 3.16 miles. With motorway exits and entrances for example, it's clearly marked in which directions they operate. It includes useful information like toll roads, petrol stations and even speed radar locations. I also like the insider information. Panoramic lookouts and scenic routes are all clearly indicated (the other regional maps that I considered didn't have this). However do be aware that unlike the broader regional Michelin maps, there are no indications of which towns and villages are of interest to tourists. (The Michelin Green series guidebooks list the map references for all places of interest, so this map works well in tandem with the Green guide).
This is essentially a regional map with only central Montpellier being shown in any detail.
One annoying thing is that the map is printed on both sides, so you're always flipping it over (which increases the risk of damaging or tearing it). It opens lengthways rather than widthways, which would be near-impossible to manoeuvre sitting in a car! Being double-sided also makes it less easy to navigate routes between the northern and southern parts of the region. Nevertheless, if you want to travel off the beaten track in this region, it's invaluable.