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Looking for maps around the area with Thuir as the starting point for walks will purchase reasonable price.
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I don't imagine that you will get much from the OS, but you can get them comprehensively, at a range of scales, and at "correct" prices, from their French equivalent, the IGN, e.g. here
http://www.ign.fr

If you're in the UK, Stanfords used to stock a few and could get them all: I imagine they now also have a presence on line.

I imagine that there are also dedicated guides for "ramblers", as they used to be called. You could try Google searches on combinations of plan/guide randonnée Thuir/P-O. Or just go and ask at the tourist office.
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martyn94 wrote:I don't imagine that you will get much from the OS, but you can get them comprehensively, at a range of scales, and at "correct" prices, from their French equivalent, the IGN, e.g. here
http://www.ign.fr

If you're in the UK, Stanfords used to stock a few and could get them all: I imagine they now also have a presence on line.

I imagine that there are also dedicated guides for "ramblers", as they used to be called. You could try Google searches on combinations of plan/guide randonnée Thuir/P-O. Or just go and ask at the tourist office.
I didn't actually bother to look at the IGN site before posting the link. Needless to say, their offering is vastly more varied and sophisticated than last time I bought one of their maps, about thirty years ago.
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You might also like to look at the iPhieGenie app which provides IGN digital maps down to the same level of detail.
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GrahamC wrote:You might also like to look at the iPhieGenie app which provides IGN digital maps down to the same level of detail.
interesting app, can you zoom into them on your phone? one of my problems is that my eyesight is getting worse and I find it difficult to see the detail on the IGN maps ... :oops:
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Yes easily zoomable. Even better on an iPad.
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GrahamC wrote:Yes easily zoomable. Even better on an iPad.
Hi, a belated thanks. I tried them out and they work pretty well. But I found that the battery on the phone/iPad is draining too quickly for me, so I am back to the old fashioned paper map in a plastic sleeve
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There are various websites that offer downloadable maps for walks in the area. The problem with google maps is that it doesn't show the things that walkers use - contours, landmarks and trails.

http://www.ledepartement66.fr/1377-idees-rando.htm
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Santiago wrote:There are various websites that offer downloadable maps for walks in the area. The problem with google maps is that it doesn't show the things that walkers use - contours, landmarks and trails.

http://www.ledepartement66.fr/1377-idees-rando.htm
Thanks for that link!
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Santiago wrote:There are various websites that offer downloadable maps for walks in the area. The problem with google maps is that it doesn't show the things that walkers use - contours, landmarks and trails.

http://www.ledepartement66.fr/1377-idees-rando.htm
Yes indeed. I once asked google maps for the route, on my bike, to my local shops in Normandy - about 10kms, and blindingly obvious, and about as dead flat as even I could ask for. It found me the stiffest little hill for about 10kms around, but about 200 metres shorter. Not exactly the Tourmalet, but you wouldn't want your granny to do it on a three speed. It simply had no idea about relief: maybe it's better now.
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