A1 autoroute (France)

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This article is about the French motorway A1. For information about other roads of the same name, or other meanings, see A1 motorway (disambiguation).

A1 autoroute shield

A1 autoroute
Autoroute du Nord
Route information
Part of E15 / E17 / E19
Maintained by SANEF
Length: 211 km (131 mi)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
South end: Paris (Porte de la Chapelle)
  A 86 near Paris
A 3 near Seine-Saint-Denis
A 29 in Picardy
A 2 near Combles
A 26 in Pas-de-Calais
A 21 near Noyelles-Godault
A 22 near Aéroport de Lesquin
North end: Lille
Highway system
Autoroutes of France
The A1 near Roissy-en-France
The A1 near Péronne

The A1 Autoroute, also known as l'autoroute du Nord (the Northern Motorway), is the busiest of France's autoroutes. With a length of 211 km (131 mi), it connects Paris with the northern city of Lille. It is managed by the Société des Autoroutes du Nord et de l'Est de la France (SANEF). The autoroute serves the northern suburbs of Paris, including the Stade de France, Le Bourget, Paris' Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport, and Parc Astérix. From there it crosses Picardy, without directly passing through any of the major cities of the région. Throughout Picardy, the A1 runs parallel to the LGV Nord.

Around 120 km (75 mi) from Paris, between the towns of Amiens and Saint-Quentin and near the aire de service d'Assevillers (the largest motorway plaza in Europe), the A1 crosses over the A29. A few dozen kilometers further north it forms the southern terminus of the A2, which branches off towards Brussels. The A1 is also crossed by the A26 and the A21, and it makes up part of European routes E15, E17, and E19. At its northern terminus, the A1 turns into the A25.

History[edit]

List of exits and junctions[edit]

Autoroute A1.png
Exit/Junction Destination
Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg 1 Boulevard Péripherique
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 2  Saint-Denis
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 3  Sarcelles, Amiens via N 1 and A 16
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 4  La Courneuve
Aire de pique-nique.png Aire de repos de La Courneuve
Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg  A 86, Nanterre
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 5  Le Blanc-Mesnil
Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg  A 3, A 104
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 6  Aéroport CDG, Senlis via N 17
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Aire de services de Vémars
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 7  Chantilly
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg    Parc Astérix
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 8  Senlis, Creil, Meaux
Péage.png Péage de Chamant
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 9  Pont-Sainte-Maxence
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 10  Compiègne, Beauvais
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 11  Montdidier
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 12  Amiens, Roye
Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg  A 29
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13  Saint-Quentin
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Aire de services d'Assevillers
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13.1  Péronne
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 14  Bapaume
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Aire de services de Wancourt
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 15  Arras
Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg  A 26
Péage.png Péage de Fresnes-lès-Montauban
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 16  Douai, Arras via N 50
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 16.1  Hénin-Beaumont
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 17  Lens
Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg  A 21
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 17.1  Plate-forme multimodale de Dourges
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 18  Carvin
Aire de pique-nique.png Aire de repos de Carvin
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 19  Seclin
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 20  Aéroport de Lille-Lesquin
Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg  A 27
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 21  Lille

European Routes[edit]

European Route Location
E 19 Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 1  through Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A 2
E 15 Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A 3 A 104 through Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A 26
E 17 Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A 26 through Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 21 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing