France at 1:200,000 on 17 mainly double-sided touring maps from Michelin designed to present a larger area in each title by covering administrative regions of the country. This series provides an alternative to the publisher’s Local Series of 45 maps at 1:150,000 with division based on the departments. Both series have the same cartography, with the same presentation of the road network and the number of place names shown on the maps.
Maps in the REGIONAL series are indexed and include street plans of main towns, a regional distance table, plus a panel with main driving regulations in France. Maps in the alternative LOCAL series have mapping enlarged to 1:150,000 so in larger print and with greater clarity, include street plans and an index, plus additionally give star rating for best sights based on the publishers’ Green Guides for French regions, and have an overview map with recommendations for sight-seeing tours and main places of interest.
BOTH SERIES present the road network in great detail, indicating width and the number of lanes, 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. 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.