La Route Bleue MENTON N7
De Route Nationale 7, La Route Bleue
The RN7…the queen among the old French roads…
In 1811 Napoleon Bonaparte had Route Impériale 8 built from Paris to Rome.
In 1824 it became Route Nationale 7. It starts in Paris and runs through Lyon and Nice to Menton at the Italian border at a distance of 995 km.
France is the same as Paris and from the lively Région Parisienne the RN7 takes the traveler to the glamourous Cote d’Azur,
a favourite holiday destinationsince time immemorial.
It was also mentioned in the song by Charles Trenet in 1955, The Route Bleue.
This route has an aura of romance and nostalgic feelings. It could be the association which the historic status as Route des vacances.
Every year the population of Lapalisse (Alier) re-enacts the traffic jams on the RN7 in a play called Embouteillage.
This magnificent Poteau Michelin -Menton N7- is an exact reproduction of the panneau in Menton, located since 1951 at the Esplanade Jojo Armaldi, former Route Nationale 7.
Also the end of the famous Route Nationale N7.
The reproduction is, even as the original, made up of three tiles and the characteristic Michelin border. A reproduction of the highest quality, completely handmade and handpainted,
and of course the authentic font which give this panneau its authentic look. Even the back is a work of art.
This sign comes with a Vinsign certificate, a unique production number and a luxury postcard with picture and description of the original.
Measurements: 1200 x 755 mm
Weight: 13 Kg.
Price: on request