A41 autoroute

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A41 autoroute
Autoroute Alpine
Route information
Length112.9 km (70.2 mi)
Major junctions
South endGrenoble
North endA40 (near Genève)
Highway system
  • Roads in France

The A41 autoroute, also known as l'autoroute alpine, is a French motorway. The road passes through the French Alps connecting the city of Grenoble with the A40 near Geneva. It is made of two sections separated by the N201 and A43 autoroute at Chambéry.


The A41 motorway is made up of two sections:

  • the A41 South: 41 km long; mainly 2x2 lanes, 2x3 lanes near Grenoble;
  • the A41 North: 71 km long; mainly 2x2 lanes with a 3rd lane for slow moving vehicles on steep climbs.


  • 1975 : Opened the section between Annecy and Rumilly
  • 1977 : Opened the section between Chambéry and Annecy
  • 1978 : Opened the section between Grenoble and Chambéry
  • 1981 : Junction with the A40 autoroute.
  • 2008 : Opened the 19 km section between Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Villy-le-Pelloux including Mont-Sion tunnel (3,100 m).


Geneva to Chambéry[edit]

Exit/Junction Destination
  Exchange A40-A41 Motorway currently starts at Bonneville at a junction with the A 40 to (MâconGenevaTurin).

This will become the A 401 with the new A41 commencing at junction 13 of the A40 24 km to the west.

Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 19  (La Roche-sur-Foron) Towns served:
Aire de pique-nique.png Rest area: Evires/Eteaux
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Service Area: Groisy/Les Crêts Blancs
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 18  (Cruseilles) Towns served:
Péage.png Péage de Cruseilles
Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Villy-le-Peloux
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 17  (Annecy nord) Towns served:
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 16  (Annecy sud) Towns served:
Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Les Fontanelles/La Ripaille
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 15  (Rumilly) Towns served:
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Service Area: Albens/St-Girod
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 14  (Aix-les-Bains nord) Towns served:
Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Drumettaz/Mouxy
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13  (Aix-les-Bains sud) Towns served:
Exchange A41-A43-N201 Autoroute starts with a junction with the A 43 and the N 201 in the town of Chambéry

Chambéry to Grenoble[edit]

Exit/Junction Destination
Traffic follows the N 201 and then A 43 to the south until:
Exchange A43-A41 Autoroute starts again with a junction with the A 43 which heads east along the Isère valley towards Albertville and Turin
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Service Area: Chapareillan/Les Marches
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 22  (Pontcharra) Towns served: Pontcharra, La Rochette
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 23  (Le Touvet) Towns served: Le Touvet, Allevard
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Service Area: La Terrasse (southbound), Chonas (northbound)
Péage.png Péage de Crolles
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 24  ('Crolles-Brignoud) Towns served: Brignoud, Crolles, Bernin
Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Bois-Claret (southbound), St Nazaire-les-Eymes (northbound)
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 24.1  (St-Ismier-Villard-Bonnot) Towns served: Villard Bonnot, St Ismier
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 25  (Montbonnot-Domène) Towns served: Montbonnot, Domène
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 26  ('Meylan Est-ZIRST) Towns served: Meylan, N 87 to Gap
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 27  (La Tronche-Meylan) Towns served: Meylan-plaine, La Tronche, Grenoble-Centre, Corenc
The Autoroute terminates as the Avenue de Verdun (the N 90) towards Grenoble town centre and the A 48 to Lyon.

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