France on 45 detailed road maps at 1:150,000 from Michelin in their Local Series, each with an index, larger print for place names, highlighting for scenic routes, city plans, a map with several recommended tours to take in best sights, satellite-based background with bold shading to show mountainous terrain, etc.
Cartography (road network and place names shown on the maps) is the same as in Michelin’s Regional Series at 1;200,000 but enlarged here to 1:150,000 to provide greater clarity and larger, easier to read print size. Road network is presented in great detail, indicating width, motorway services and rest areas, dangerous or restricted entry roads, steep gradients, height and weight restrictions, etc. Scenic sections are highlighted. The maps also show selected cycle paths and nature trails. Railway lines are shown with stations and local airports are marked. Symbols indicate various places of interest, with additional star rating for best sights, based on the publishers’ Green Guides for French regions. Satellite-derived base with colouring for the forested areas and boundaries of national or regional parks shows the topography. In the mountainous regions the maps have bold, very effective relief shading, with a large number of names of peaks, passes, and other topographic features. The maps have latitude and longitude lines at 10’ intervals and are indexed. Map legend includes English.
Each title additionally includes a panel showing the area’s principal roads and places of interest, plus recommendations for sightseeing tours. Also provided are town centre maps of main cities, indicating principal traffic arteries, one way streets and places of interest. Only selected streets are named and listed in the accompanying index.