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I'm gonna buy new tires for my car. I'd like to know what kind of tires are usually used in the south France? Is it all season ones or some other kinds?

Also would appreciate your advise on where is the best place to find them (online or some chain-store) thanks a lot in advance!

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I am assuming that in Greece you would be buying summer tires. The same is true for the South of France. You want to get the tread type that summer tires have because of the heat.

There are lots of good suppliers - both chains and independents and I'd advise you looking at the pages jaunes online and then at the websites of the major suppliers which will give you the specs and cost comparisons for the various brands.

That's what I do anyway!

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The big auto parts stores, Feu-Vert and Norauto, often run specials on tires - very often (but not always) Michelin brand. Or, you can check with the garage where you get your car serviced - they periodically run special deals on tires, too.

I haven't heard of "all-season" tires since coming here to France, but hey, you can always ask. There have been several years where I just haven't bothered to put on the winter tires, even up here in the north - it depends on how the winter is shaping up and where your regular travels take you. (And don't forget that the last couple of winters, there has been more snow and cold in the south of France than here in the Paris area!).
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When I bought my winter tires, they had all seasons in the store, Bev, but I went with the winter/summer because I live on a 45 degree incline. It was interesting to watch cars slide sideways down the road this winter. Glad I was not one. I buy summer tires because much of my summer driving is highway driving to the South and they stand up better. But, it's true, all season radials don't seem to be standard here.

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Depends where in the "south"! Within 45 mins of Nice, we are at 1000 metres and snow tyres are pretty much the norm round here.

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Quite true, Teeny.

But, Paparazi, I believe you said you were heading for the Côte d'Azur in a previous post, non?

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