A71 autoroute

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

A71 autoroute near Saint-Amand-Montrond towards Clermont-Ferrand
A71 autoroute near Saint-Amand-Montrond to Clermont-Ferrand

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.svg1 (Orléans-Centre) Towns served: Orléans
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg2 (Olivet) 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.svg3 (Lamotte-Beuvron) 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.svg4 (Salbris) 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.svg6 (Vierzon-Est) 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.svg7 (Bourges) Towns served: Bourges

Bourges to Clermont-Ferrand[edit]

Exit 7 towards Paris in December 2009.
Exit 7 towards Paris in December 2009.

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)

= Junctions[edit]


The Spur Autoroutes[edit]


A719 autoroute towards Vichy. Exit 14
A719 towards Vichy in July 2009.
Terminus of A719 autoroute three months before opening
Three months before opening, the new terminus of A719 autoroute.

Opened in 1997, first section of this motorway bypasses Gannat by north (9 km). The highway was extended to the gates of Vichy, precisely on a roundabout at Espinasse-Vozelle; this 14 km section, inaugurated 9 January, was opened on 12 January 2015.[1]

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


Former autoroute opened in 1998 (7 km long). Junctions are:

  • 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.svg1.3 km 4 Towns served: Lempdes
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg1.4 km 5 Towns served: Pont-du-Château
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svgExchange A89-A711 Junction with the A89 (11 km)


This motorway, 1 km long and with reduced features, connects the exit 1.4 of A711 at the roundabout of Champ-Lamet between Lempdes and Pont-du-Château, at the crossroads with three other departmental roads.


Motorway connecting the A71 with the traffic ring of Montluçon.


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


  1. ^ "A719 Gannat - Vichy". APRR (in French). Retrieved 26 January 2015.

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