Autoroutes of France

Overview

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The French Autoroutes are some of the best highways in Europe and are made up of toll roads extending about 7,450 miles (11,989 km). They are run by independent companies under French government concessions and each motorway network collects tolls for the maintenance and development of their particular areas.

Many of the Autoroutes fan out from Paris like spokes, but others connect points in the north, northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast.
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Destination cities are listed on solid blue signs (above) while destinations reached via multiple highways have an autoroute logo added signaling a break (right) and requiring a change of route and direction.

Routes which require a toll to be paid will have a péage sign and there will be a single payment made upon entrance or a driver will take a ticket at the starting point,
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then pay upon exiting the autoroute via cash, credit card, or an automatic pay system such as Liber-T which allows drivers to pass through the toll booths quickly, using a card. Toll amounts are usually based on the distance traveled and lost tickets will incur the maximum toll.

There are an abundance of Aires or rest stops and many have fueling stations, restaurants, telephone and fax, picnic areas, and open areas for children to play. Aires are well-marked and can be found as often as every 6-12 miles (10-20 km) with good signage showing the distance in kilometers until the exit. Typically, fueling (petrol) stations are spaced 25 miles (40 km) apart.

Autoroute speed limits are currently as follows:
Normal weather- 80 mph (130 km/h)
Raining or wet- 68 mph (110 km/h)
Fog, snow, or ice- 31 mph (50 km/h)

France has a significant number of automatic & high-tech radar cameras along its highways and usually posts warning signs before the area of strict enforcement. Recent laws effective in year 2012 may allow the removal of some warning signs. Please visit Radars-Auto.com (French-only) and Controleradar.com (English) for complete information.

Normally, every 1.2 miles (2 km) there is an emergency telephone marked S.O.S that may be used for emergencies, breakdowns, or accidents, but which may not be used for running out of fuel.

There are also non-toll roads called Route Nationale (RN) which often parallel the Autoroutes and can be slower to travel on, but are generally more scenic. Route Nationale speed limits are generally 55 mph (90 km/h) and passing through smaller towns and villages requires adherence to marked speed limits.

Roads marked with a D before the number are local roads, known as Routes Départementales and are often the most scenic. These roads are maintained by the local governments so conditions and traffic may vary depending on the season.

Additional Resources

Association des Sociétés Françaises d'Autoroutes - Trip planner

Bison Futé - Complete road trip info

Driving in France - Traffic Rules (multilingual PDF)

France Autoroutes Free - Maps

Google Map Search - All France Info.com

Mappy.com
- Multiligual complete road trip info
Michelin - Multiligual complete road trip info

SarAtlas - France Motorway and Autoroute database

Service-Public - Fuel Pricing

Stations GPL directory - (LPG, LP Gas, Propane)

Vinci Autoroutes - Current Traffic Information for all of France

France Autoroute Companies

Réseau des Sociétés Concessionnaires d'Autoroutes (RASCA)
Rouen-Alençon
ALIS
Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône
SAPRR
Société des Autoroutes Rhône-Alpes
AREA
Autoroutes du Sud de la Franc
Vinci Autoroutes - Current Traffic Information for all of France
Autoroutes et Tunnels du Mont-Blanc
ATMB
Viaduc de Millau - Eiffage
CEVM
Société des Autoroutes Esterel-Côte d'Azur
Escota
Société des Autoroutes du Nord et de l'Est de la France
SANEF
Société des autoroutes Paris-Normandie
SAPN
Société Française du tunnel routier du Fréjus
SFRTF
Carénage-Marseille
Prado Tunnel

France Autoroute List

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Route Number Route Name and City
A 1 Autoroute du Nord: Paris Porte de la Chapelle - Lille
A 2 Combles - Belgium
A 3 Paris Porte de Bagnolet - Paris-Nord
A 4 Autoroute de l'Est: Paris Porte de Bercy - Strasbourg
A 5 Vert-Saint-Denis (Seine-et-Marne) - Langres
A 6 E15 Autoroute du Sud, Autoroute du Soleil: Paris - Lyon
A 7 E15 Autoroute du Soleil: Lyon - Marseille
A 8 La Provençale La Fare-les-Oliviers - Italy
A9 La Languedocienne: Orange - Narbonne - Spain - Lourdes
A 10 L'Aquitaine: Rungis - Orly - Bordeaux
A 11 L'Océane : Saint-Arnoult - Nantes
A 12 - A13 Rocquencourt: Trappes
A 13 Autoroute de Normandie : Paris (Porte d'Auteuil) - Caen (Porte de Paris)
A 14 Orgeval - La Défense
A 15 Villeneuve-la-Garenne - Cergy (and formerly - Pont de Tancarville - Le Havre)
A 16 L'Européenne: Belgium - Beauvais - Amiens - Abbeville - L'Isle Adam
A 19 Orléans (A10-Artenay) - Sens
A 20 L'Occitane: Vierzon - Montauban
A 21 Rocade Minière: Lens - Douai - Denain
A 22 Lesquin - Belgium
A 23 Lesquin - Valenciennes
A 24 Amiens - Lille - Belgium (proposed)
A 25 Lesquin - Dunkerque
A 26 Autoroute des Anglais: Troyes - Calais
A 27 Lesquin - Lille - Belgium
A 28 Autoroute des Estuaires: Abbeville - Tours
A 29 : A13 Pont de Normandie - Amiens - Saint-Quentin
A 30 Uckange - Bassompierre
A 31 Beaune - Luxembourg
A 32 Freyming-Merlebach - Germany
A 33 Nancy - Hudiviller (local around Nancy)
A 34 Reims - Charleville-Mézières - Belgium
A 35 Lauterbourg - Switzerland (Basel)
A 36 La Comtoise : (A 31) Ladoix-Serrigny - Germany
A 38 Pouilly-en-Auxois - Dijon
A 39 Autoroute Verte: Dijon - Bourg-en-Bresse
A 40 E62 Autoroute Blanche, Autoroute des Titans: Mâcon - Mont Blanc Tunnel
A 41 Switzerland (Geneva) - Grenoble
A 42 Lyon - Bourg-en-Bresse E611
A 43 Lyon - Italy
A 44 bypassing Lyon by west
A 45 Lyon - Saint-Etienne
A 46 Anse - Givors (bypassing Lyon by east)
A 47 E70 Lyon - Saint-Etienne
A 48 Lyon - Grenoble
A 49 Grenoble - Valence
A 50 Marseille - Toulon
A 51 Marseille - Grenoble
A 52 Autoroute link between A8 and A50
A 54 Nîmes - Salon Sud
A 55 Martigues - Marseille
A 57 Toulon - Vidauban
A 61 E80 Autoroute des Deux Mers: Toulouse - Narbonne
A 62 E72 Autoroute des Deux Mers: Bordeaux - Toulouse
A63 E5 Autoroute de la Côte Basque: Bordeaux - Biriatou
A 64 E80 La Pyrénéenne: Toulouse - Bayonne
A 65 E7 Bordeaux - Pau
A 66 Toulouse - Pamiers
A 68 Toulouse - Albi
A 71 L'Arverne Orléans - Clermont-Ferrand
A 72 Saint-Etienne - Clermont-Ferrand
A 75 La Méridienne : Clermont-Ferrand - Pézenas (Béziers in 2009)
A 77 Autoroute de l'Arbre Rosiers - Nevers
A 81 Le Mans - La Gravelle
A 82 Brest - Nantes (Proposed)
A 83 Nantes - near Niort
A 84 Rennes - Caen
A 85 Angers - Vierzon
A 86 Second ring road around Paris
A 87 Murs Erigné - La Roche-sur-Yon (proposed)
A 88 Caen - Falaise - Sées (Proposed)
A 89 Lyon - Bordeaux
A 104 Francilienne around the Ile-de-France (Paris) region
A 105 Combs-la-Ville
A 110 Ablis - Tours
A 115 Méry-sur-Oise A15 (Sannois)
A 131 Le Havre A13
A 132 Pont L'Evèque - Canapville A13
A 154 Louviers A13
A 199 Torcy - Champs-sur-Marne - Seine-et-Marne
A 203 Charleville-Mézières - Glaire
A 260 Boulogne-sur-Mer - A26
A 320 Germany A4
A 330 Nancy - Richardménil
A 404 Oyonnax - Ain
A 406 Mâcon
A 430 Albertville
A 432 Saint-Laurent-de-Mure - Montluel
A 508 Tunnel d'accès à Monaco;
A 630 Bordeaux
A 660 Arcachon
A 680 Bretelle de Verfeil
A 711
A719 Antenne de Gannat
A 750 Clermont-l'Hérault - Montpellier A75
A 810 La Rochelle - A10
A 831 Rochefort - La Rochelle - Fontenay-le-Comte
A 837 Autoroute des Oiseaux: Rochefort - A10
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