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
Autoroutes of 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.


  • 2x2 lanes
  • 38.5 km long
  • Service areas


  • 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]

  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A40-A41 Motorway currently starts at Bonneville at a junction with the A40 to (MâconGenevaTurin). This will become the A401 with the new A41 commencing at junction 13 of the A40 24 km to the west.
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg19 (La Roche-sur-Foron) Towns served:
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest area: Evires/Eteaux
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Groisy/Les Crêts Blancs
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg18 (Cruseilles) Towns served:
    • Péage.png Péage de Cruseilles
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: Villy-le-Peloux
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg17 (Annecy nord) Towns served:
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg16 (Annecy sud) Towns served:
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: les Fontanelles/La Ripaille
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg15 (Rumilly) Towns served:
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Albens/St-Girod
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg14 (Aix-les-Bains nord) Towns served:
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: Drumettaz/Mouxy
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg13 (Aix-les-Bains sud) Towns served:
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg Exchange A41-A43-N201 Autoroute starts with a junction with the A43 autoroute and the N201 in the town of Chambéry. A43 to (LyonGrenoble)

Chambéry to Grenoble[edit]

Traffic follows the N201 and then A43 to the south until:

  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg Exchange A43-A41 Autoroute starts again with a junction with the A43 which heads east along the Isère valley towards Albertville and Turin.
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Chapareillan/Les Marches
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg22 (Pontcharra) Towns served: Pontcharra, La Rochette
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg23 (Le Touvet) Towns served: Le Touvet, Allevard
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: La Terrasse (southbound), Chonas (northbound)
    • Péage.png Péage de Crolles
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg24 ('Crolles-Brignoud) Towns served: Brignoud, Crolles, Bernin
    • Aire de pique-nique.pngRest Area: Bois-Claret (southbound), St Nazaire-les-Eymes (northbound)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg24.1 (St-Ismier-Villard-Bonnot) Towns served: Villard Bonnot, St Ismier
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg25 (Montbonnot-Domène) Towns served: Montbonnot, Domène
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg26 ('Meylan Est-ZIRST) Towns served: Meylan, RN87 to Gap
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg27 (La Tronche-Meylan) Towns served: Meylan-plaine, La Tronche, Grenoble-Centre, Corenc

The Autoroute terminates as the Avenue de Verdun (the RN90) towards Grenoble town centre and the A48 to Lyon.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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