A71 autoroute

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The A71 autoroute is a motorway in central France. It is also called the l'Arverne. It starts at Orléans and ends at Clermont-Ferrand.

L'autoroute A 71 près de Saint-Amand-Montrond

Orléans to Bourges[edit]

The autoroute is 2x2 lanes and is operated by the Société Cofiroute (Orléans-Bourges). The section between Orléans to Salbris was opened on 24 October 1986. In 1989 it was completed to Bourges.


  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A10-A71 Junction with the A10
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg01 (Orléans-Centre) km 1 Towns served: Orléans
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg02 (Olivet) km 7 Towns served: Olivet
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: Le Bois de Bailly/Le Bois du Télégraphe
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area:Chaumont-sur-Tharonne/La Ferté-Saint-Aubin
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg03 (Lamotte-Beuvron) km 39 Towns served: Lamotte-Beuvron
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: L'Étang du Marais/La Briganderie
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: Les Marembets/La Saulot
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg04 (Salbris) km 58 Towns served: Salbris
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Salbris
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A71-A85 Junction with A85
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A20-A71 Junction with A20
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg05 (Vierzon-Nord) km 79 Towns served: Vierzon
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg06 (Vierzon-Est) km 85 Towns served: Vierzon
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest area: Les Croquettes/La Chaussée de César
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Bourges
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg07 (Bourges) km 110 Towns served: Bourges

Bourges to Clermont-Ferrand[edit]

This section of the autoroute is operated by SAPRR. It is 2x2 lanes and a toll road. The road has the double numbering A71/A89 between Combronde and Gerzat.

  • 1987 : The section between Montmarault and Clermont-Est (71 km) is opened.
  • 1988 : The section between Forêt-de-Tronçais and Montmarault (38 km) is opened.
  • 1989 : The opening of the section between Bourges and the Forêt-de-Tronçais (70 km)


    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: Le Gîte des Loups/Le Bois des Dames
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Centre de la France
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg08 (Saint-Amand) km 152 Towns served: Saint-Amand-Montrond
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg09 (Vallon-en-Sully) km 182 Towns served: Vallon en Sully and Hérisson
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg10 (Montluçon) km 197 Towns served: Montluçon
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: L'Allier
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg11 (Montmarault) km 220 Towns served: Montmarault
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: La Bouble/Chantelle-en-Bourbonnais
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A71-A719 Junction with A719 spur to
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg12 (Gannat) km 250 Towns served: Gannat
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Volcans
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg12.1 (Combronde) km 26 Towns served: Combronde
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A89-A71 Junction with the A89
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: Montpertuis/Pessat-Villeneuve
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg13 (Riom) km 275 Towns served: Riom
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg14 (Gerzat) km 281 Towns served: Gerzat
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg15 (Clermont-Ferrand) km 284 Towns served: Clermont-Ferrand
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A710-A71 Junction with the A710 spur to
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg16 (Brezet) km 287 Towns served: Clermont-Ferrand
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A75-A71 km 288 Junction with A75 to St Etienne and Lyon.

The Spur Autoroutes A719/A710/A711[edit]


Opened in 1997 between l'Antenne and Gannat (10 km).

There are proposals to extend the autoroute beyond Vichy to form part of the A77 to (Moulins-Roanne)


Opened in 1998 between L'Antenne de Lussat (7 km long)


  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A71-A710 Junction with the A710
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A89-A710 Junction with the A89 (7 km)


  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A75-A711 Junction with the A75
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg01.3 km 4 Towns served: Lempdes
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg01.4 km 5 Towns served: Pont-du-Château
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A89-A711 Junction with the A89 (11 km)


There are proposals to create a major motorway route through Montluçon as part of a transport route from Central Europe to the Atlantic coast.

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