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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 17-07-2011, 15:53
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Why that route ? Try bielsa or somport tunnel for a change.

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I have gone through Millau without any delay. I estimate the extra tme is 30 minutes.

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hi, thanks for the replys. hogan, i have some friends to visit en-route so clermont is the best way for me. the point i was arguing dougie is in all the years of driving around france i have never been charged class 4 anywhere before and never on the millau viaduct and i've crossed it a good few times. anyway i said i was arguing, i didnt say i was right!! now its clear to me what the cost is i wont gamble with it, through the town it is! luckily i still have the original 3.5 tonne chassis plate in the footwell so i showed them that and they let me through class 2 why dont they ever charge us class 4 on the motorways if that is what we are when over 3.5 tonne. all the best sean
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i think i'll save my money, Ä29 for a small section of motorway is excessive even if it has a impressive viaduct in the middle of it! rather go into millau and spend it on a meal (or part of one) and get something for my dosh regards sean
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I am in the money saving camp too - 58 euro return is about 250 miles worth of diesel.

In terms of time factor, Google map advises

Clermont Ferrand - Lodeve - toll free = 179 miles, 3 hours 26 minutes.

Clermont Ferrand - Lodeve, paying for the bridge = 174 miles and 3 hours 10 minutes.

Lodeve is just off the A75 south of Millau. So it seems leaving the motorway will cost you 16 minutes, although I maintain my 30 minutes. So save 58 euro for half hours work! LOL. (Approx 20 euro for the under 3500 kg motorhomes)

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Hi Ive beem over the bridge several times and othe paege points, Im 7m long 3,5 high over 3.5 t and have always been classed as a 2.
Sorry to be a smart arse but the bridge is brill
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Sorry to be a smart arse but the bridge is brill
The bridge in wonderful but you don't see much of it when crossing it.

The best views are from under it- at the exhibition parking- or from the campsites in town.

If at the latter go out after dark. The bridge itself is not lit but the car headlamps show up and it looks like a procession of flying saucers going across the sky !

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Sorry to be a smart arse but the bridge is brill
The bridge in wonderful but you don't see much of it when crossing it.

The best views are from under it- at the exhibition parking- or from the campsites in town.

If at the latter go out after dark. The bridge itself is not lit but the car headlamps show up and it looks like a procession of flying saucers going across the sky !

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And its a BRITISH design despite what the French visitors centre says tehe
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