Originally Posted by TrackRat
Go to Germany instead. More fun.
I do, quite often...was stationed there too; close to the 'Ring, back when a lap was just DM14, my annual pass a pittance, and tourist fahrten was the norm not the exception.
I don't enjoy driving in Germany quite as much these days though...too much traffic at times to make good time, roads always under repair/construction and during peak times, the staus are killer.
I kinda like the French approach: make people pay extra for the highways and clear out the chaff and the whales. The tolls keep trucks off the autoroutes and the road surfaces are in excellent shape.
That said, there's nothing quite like an early Sunday morning run on the autobahn to get the juices flowing...