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Telepeage the French autoroute Tag

Telepeage symbolUK residents can now purchase a motorway tag (Télépéage) which allows cars to use the express lane at motorway toll stations in France, whilst other vehicles have to queue to pay by cash or card. It is also a bonus for right-hand drive vehicles, meaning you no longer have to lean over the passenger seat to insert your ticket or payment to the toll booth on your left.

In the past, the only way you could get hold of a Télépéage transponder was to have a French bank account – or know someone that did. This is now a thing of the past and Sanef have extended their service to make their Liber-t device available to all British residents. You can order your tag by completing the straightforward online subscription form.

There is a small deposit and annual fee payable plus a small monthly fee every month the tag is used. But in our view the convenience of the device makes it well worth the small cost. The toll charges are collected by direct debit from your UK bank account at the end of the following month. A detailed invoice will be available online.

For more info see SANEF  although SANEF is one of the major Motorway Toll operators in northern France, the tag works on all routes throughout France displaying the Télépéage logo, including the Millau Viaduc!

Tautoroute signshe Autoroute  or motorway, system in France consists largely of toll roads (76% of the total). It is a network of 11,882 km (7,383 mi) worth of motorways in 2014. On road signs, autoroute destinations are shown in blue, while destinations reached through a combination of autoroutes are shown with an added autoroute logo. Non-autoroute routes are signposted in green or white. Toll autoroutes are signalled with the word péage (toll).

In the image the top sign will be for an autoroute, the other 2 having dual-carriageway sections