Anyone who has been to France by car before will undoubtedly be familiar with the toll roads. For those who are going to drive to France for the first time, we will give some more information about the toll roads or 'Péages' below.
You may encounter toll roads on the route to your holiday destination. There are various toll roads (Péage) throughout France for which an amount has to be paid to use them. It is important to take this into account, because there are also more expensive toll roads that are € 30, - or sometimes even higher than that. The price depends on the length of the toll road. In most cases it is also possible to avoid the toll roads (via the Route Nationale) by adjusting your route, sometimes you don't even make a detour, but often it takes a little longer because the maximum speed is lower and/ whether the lanes are narrower or pass through villages and towns. You may also have to deal with slow traffic such as agricultural vehicles here.
The toll booths can be very busy, especially during the holiday periods. To have a faster passage, it is best to use your credit card. (Some other international cards are also accepted, such as fuel cards, DKV etc.). If you do not have a credit card, you can also request a toll badge from the ANWB especially for the toll roads, so that you can still use the faster passage for credit cards and road subscriptions.
To plan your route in detail with the associated toll roads, including their prices or possibly to avoid toll roads (also considering the costs of detours against the toll payment), you can find here.
If you have any questions about the toll roads, we will be happy to assist you.