With 3 players, France was a good choice. It sometime takes a little longer to choose a map for 3 players.
Martin first build was on the Mediterranean coast, Adrien was around Nice and Pierre began near Paris. The second turn was very important since Martin was almost cornered but as we often saw in many other game he was able to find a way out and he connected Paris. During the next turns Pierre was so afraid being urbanized that he had to bid several times to get this action. During this time Martin could choose locomotive or engineer and he builded a nice network.
This was one of the closest game we had on this scenario and Martin won by 2 tracks ! France expansion is beginning to be of of our good maps. This map is one of the best with 3 players.