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A1 autoroute
Autoroute du Nord
Route information
Part of E 15 / E 17 / E 19
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 is an autoroute (motorway) in France. It is the busiest autoroute in Europe. Over 180,000 vehicles use it every day, including over 63,000 lorries. It connects Paris and Lille. It also passes next to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. The autoroute is 211 kilometres (131 mi) long. It is the main road linking Paris to Belgium and the Netherlands. The A26 autoroute joins the A1 autoroute near Arras. This also makes the A1 a link to Calais and England.

Exits and junctions

Autoroute A1.png
Exit/Junction Destination
 1 Boulevard Péripherique
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 2  Saint-Denis
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 3  Sarcelles, Amiens via N 1 and A 16
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 4a  Stains, Garges-lès-Gonesse
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 4b  La Courneuve
Aire de pique-nique.png Aire de repos de La Courneuve
  A 86, Nanterre
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 5  Le Blanc-Mesnil
  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
  A 29
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13  Saint-Quentin
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Aire de services d'Assevillers
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13.1  Albert, Péronne
  A 2
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 14  Bapaume
Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Aire de services de Wancourt
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 15  Arras
  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
  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
  A 27
Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 21  Lille


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