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    • dutchism1958
    • By dutchism1958 10th Jul 17, 3:03 PM
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    Vignettes for motorway travel in France & Spain.
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    Vignettes for motorway travel in France & Spain. 10th Jul 17 at 3:03 PM
    I am travelling to France & Spain in September through the tunnel to Valencia on the motorways.I originally understood I needed one vignette for each country for the quicker tele peage lanes.My wife cannot reach the booths so I have to get out each time we come to a toll booth.I have just been told you can buy one vignette to cover both countries?. Can anyone confirm this please?.
    I assume that if I need 2 vignettes I should put them side by side behind the rear view mirror?.
    Thanks.
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    • EconomicsGirl
    • By EconomicsGirl 10th Jul 17, 6:03 PM
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    Found this guide:
    https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/overseas-holidays/planning-your-route/motorway-tolls-and-vignettes/

    In France motorways charge tolls but you can pay them on either side of the car, go to the ones with an British sign on them so it will be your side.
    • dutchism1958
    • By dutchism1958 10th Jul 17, 8:51 PM
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    Thank you so much Economicsgirl-I will look into this.I hadn't noticed the UK booths.
    Appreciate it!
    Gary.
    • redux
    • By redux 11th Jul 17, 9:09 PM
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    Maybe the northern autoroutes have more double-sided booths than the rest of the country.

    You aren't obliged to get the device from the company you'll travel on most, or the UK offshoot of one of them.

    Some toll companies will post to the UK. I chose ATMB a while ago, as it had slightly lower monthly fee, and at the time lower deposit and free postage. I haven't checked if that is still the case.

    http://www.autoroutes.fr/fr/les-societes-d-autoroutes.htm

    Some of these are co-owned or joint deals, so probably 4 to 6 options.
    Last edited by redux; 11-07-2017 at 9:12 PM.
    • dutchism1958
    • By dutchism1958 12th Jul 17, 5:35 PM
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    Thank you redux,I will check this one out too!
    • EconomicsGirl
    • By EconomicsGirl 16th Jul 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 6:14 PM
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    Just asked my French husband about this. He says the UK booths were abolished a couple of years ago so there aren't anymore, sorry.

    www.saneftolling.co.uk appear to provide a way to pay tolls but it costs more than paying them individually.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 16th Jul 17, 11:22 PM
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    Just asked my French husband about this. He says the UK booths were abolished a couple of years ago so there aren't anymore, sorry.

    www.saneftolling.co.uk appear to provide a way to pay tolls but it costs more than paying them individually.
    Originally posted by EconomicsGirl
    I've had a French tag from Sanef for a couple of years - good company, good website, easy to deal with and efficient. They also run the Dartford Crossong toll system and rumour has it the 2 systems will be merged soon-ish.

    For a recent Italian trip I found a German company that are agents for pretty much every European country's tolls :-
    www.tolltickets.com

    Again, excellent service, good website and efficient.
    A salary slave no more.....
    • dutchism1958
    • By dutchism1958 18th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
    Thank you mgdavid and Economicsgirl,I have had a look and am now armed with all I need to do.....It will save my back never mind time lol!!
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 18th Jul 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 5:09 PM
    Don't forget that some autoroutes are free. Look at the ones from Caen to Rennes, Nantes and then to Cholet, all free.
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