Hi, i was wondering if anyone had any good routes of avoiding the many tolls in France? I will be using the Eurotunnel so I'll be departing Calais and heading to Lucca in Italy. A friend of mine has said that going through Belgium would avoid the tolls but he was very vague. I wouldn't mind paying the tolls so much if they were a reasonable price but I've done a route on ViaMichelin and there are some really expensive ones Courcey @ €21.70 then Viry @ an astonishing €50.10!!! then the Tunnel Du Mont Blanc @ another €40.90 then when you come into Italy yet another toll called Aosta/Monte Bianco @ yet another €46.90! Surely if I've paid the toll for the Mont Blanc tunnel on the french side why do I have to pay another €46.90 on the Italian side? I thought there was only 1 tunnel so is this a mistake and I only need to pay the Italian toll on the way back home?
Bearing in mind this is only in one direction, I'll have to pay this again on the way back. This isn't including the Swiss Vignette either so if anyone has any other routes that aren't quite so expensive I'd be very grateful. I know I can't avoid them all but if anyone has any experiences of traveling through Belgium to avoid some of these tolls like my friend said it would be great to hear them. I'd really like to know about the extra time and mileage compared to the savings of avoiding the tolls.
Thanks in advance.