The motorway A1 in France is also called "Motorway of the North", because it goes north from the french capital Paris.
Motorway Service & Rest Area in France
Driving by car through France? You should sometimes take a break. Either refill your fuel or just rest and avoid to fall asleep while driving. There are many motorways in France. Combined they are more than 11600 kilometers long. About 8000 kilometers of them are toll roads where you have to pay for driving on the motorway. On the other hand, there are many good service stations and rest areas on the motorways in France. The general speed limit on motorways in France is 130 kilometers per hour. During rain or snow the general speed limit is only 110 kilometers per hour on the motorways. We have listed rest areas and service areas with petrol stations on the motorways in France.
In french they are called "Aire de Service d'Autoroute" for service areas mostly with petrol stations and restaurants and "Aire de Repos d'Autoroute" for rest areas, they are mostly equipped with paring places, seats and toilet. Sometimes there es even a playground for children on the rest area.
Starting at a crossing at motorway A1 the A2 goes north-east to the border of Belgium. The A2 is 75 kilometers long.
Only 17 kilometers long is the french motorway "Autoroute A3". It is on the north-east side of the capital city Paris.
Starting in Paris the motorway A4 (Motorway of the East) goes through France to Strasbourg close to Germany.
Southeast of Paris at the Francilienne street is the beginning of the motorway A5 in France. The A5 goes south-east to Langres.
On the south side of Paris the motorway A6 in France starts to Lyon. The french motorway A6 is about 450 kilometers.
Directly from the motorway A6 in Lyon you can change to the motorway A7 to go south in direction Marseille in France.
The motorway A8 in France, called »La Provençale«, is a west-to-east motorway in the south of France going to Italy.
The motorway A9 in France, called »La Languedocienne« and is a continuation of the french motorway A7 towards Spain.
Between Paris and Bordeaux the motorway A10 in France is the longest motorway with about 550 kilometers.
The motorway A11 in France is also called »The Oceanic«, because it starts south of Paris directed to the alantic ocean.
The motorway A12 in France is also called »Motorway of hte Bretagne« and is only a short motorway with 8.5 kilometers.
On 220 kilometers the motorway A13 goes from Paris to the west, this is why people also call it motorway of the west.
The motorway A14 in France connects the area of La Défencse in Paris with the village of Orgeval on 21 kilometers.