We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

Westchester, New...
Level Contributor
77 posts
2 reviews
Save Topic
Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

I am trying to figure out which Michelin maps we should pruchase for our upcoming (September) trip to Provence. Here is our plan - so - which maps should we have with us?

Thanks! Susan

Day 1 – Arrive Marseille mid day

Day 2 – Marseille

Day 3 - Marseille

Day 4 – Pick up rental car and drive to St. Remy to hotel. Visit Arles and Les Baux

Day 5 – Avignon, Pont du Gard and possibly Uzes, Nimes, or Orange

Day 6 – AM Market in St. Remy, then drive to Bonnieux to hotel, visit Gordes, Rousillon & Bonnieux

Day 7 – L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in AM, Lourmarin – Goult, Menerbes?

Day 8 -Drive to Aix-en-Provence and check in at hotel

Day 9 – Aix en Provence market in the morning

Day 10 – Drive to Marseille, return car at airport and fly home.

Montreal
Level Contributor
2,481 posts
47 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

The Michelin regional map # 527 would be the best one for you.

There is only Nîmes that is not on it. But easy to get to.

Edited: 31 July 2013, 15:13
Westchester, New...
Level Contributor
77 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

Thanks, we have that one but it is not very detailed - I thought that there are more detailed maps that we should be getting.

Montreal
Level Contributor
2,481 posts
47 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

If you have that one it is actually well detailed scale is 1cm = 2 km. Every little road and village are indicated.

You can also go in the 300 serie " local " but you will need more than one map to cover eveywhere you ar planning on going.

I always travel with the orange 500 serie of "region" maps and find them a really good option. I never got lost. ^.^

The other thing you can do is when you get there go to any "maison de la Presse" and look at the maps they are selling look and compare. Plus in France you will pay a better price for your maps. ;-)

But if you already have the 527 map, you are really in good hands !

Edited: 31 July 2013, 15:45
Destination Expert
for Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Level Contributor
3,634 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

The maps that you want are in the Local series. The scenic routes are highlighted in green and they have considerably more detail than #527.

# 340 - Bouches-du-Rhone, Var

# 332 - Drome, Vaucluse

Wisconsin
Level Contributor
169 posts
31 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

I would like to add a couple of questions to this thread. First could someone explain the differences in the map series numbers, e.g., 300 vs. 500? Do the numbers relate to the level of detail? Second, our trip in May will take us through a somewhat larger area of Provence as follows:

1. Arriving in Nice (5 nights)

2. Gorges du Verdon (2 nights)

3. L'Isle sur la Sorgue (3 nights)

4. Aix en Provence (7 nights)

5. Sainte Maxime (1 night)

We'll have a rental car and will want to explore all around these base locations including up to Mont Ventoux. Can you advise me on the best Michelin map to purchase?

Destination Expert
for Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Level Contributor
3,634 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

Hi Mimi,

The maps in the #300 series are far more detailed than the maps in the #500 series. In addition to the two that I mentioned in post #4 above, you should also get

#341 - Alpes Maritimes

Wisconsin
Level Contributor
169 posts
31 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

Thanks AlpillesGal for you speedy response. I went to Amazon to check out the prices and noticed there is also a Micheliin "Zoom" map (#113). Can you tell me how the Zoom map is different from the 300 level maps you are recommending? It's a little confusing without having the maps in front of me.

Destination Expert
for Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Level Contributor
3,634 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

Since i haven't seen or used them, I can't really make any sort of informed comments regarding the "Zoom" Maps.

According to my on-line research you might want to check out the following Michelin Maps in the Zoom Series-

- #113 - Provence / Camargue (1 cm = 1.6 km )

- # 114 - Provence Varois - Gorges du Verdon

- # 115 - Cote d'Azur / Masif de l'Esterel

However, since I have no experience with the maps in the "Zoom" series, personally - I would stick with the maps in the #300 series which we have used for years

Wisconsin
Level Contributor
169 posts
31 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

Do the 300 level maps have indexes?

Destination Expert
for Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Level Contributor
3,634 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Which Michelin Maps to purchase for our itinerary?

Yes !