Crossable rest areas in France

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In France most service stations have fences around them. Usually there are service roads for employees, which are often closed with a gate that you will find to be open. The gate for pedestrians is often situated close to the actual petrol station. Leaving a service station to go to the other side using service roads is often possible, keeping in mind the right direction as listed below. There are also quite a few service stations with a direct way to cross, using a pedestrian bridge or less often a bridge restaurant.

The following Aires de service in France do allow you to go on foot from one side to the other. This overview is complete for the A1 up to A36.

Autoroute A1

  • La Courneuve, crossable in westbound direction in 20 minutes - difficult because of fences and noise walls
  • Vémars, crossable in northbound direction in 5 minutes.
  • Assevillers, pedestrian bridge
  • Wancourt, pedestrian bridge
  • Phalempin, crossable in southbound direction in 20 minutes.

Autoroute A2

  • Havrincourt, crossable in northbound direction in 20 minutes
  • La Sentinelle, pedestrian bridge

Autoroute A4

  • Ferrieres, crossable in eastbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Tardenois, crossable in westbound direction in 10 minutes
  • Vrigny / Gueux, crossable in westbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Champagne, car bridge on service station
  • Varlmy Orbéval / Valmy le Moulin, crossable in eastbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Verdun St. Nicolas, bridge restaurant
  • Metz St. Privat, service station for both directions situated on the eastbound side
  • Longeville, car bridge, crossable in westbound direction in 10 minutes
  • Keskastel, crossable in southeastbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Saverne Monswiller / Saverne Eckartswiller, crossable in westbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Brumath, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes

Autoroute A5

  • Troyes-Fresnoy / Troyes-le-Plessis, pedestrian bridge
  • Châteauvillain-Val Marnay / Châteauvillain-Orges, pedestrian bridge

Autoroute A6

  • Lisses / Villabé, crossable in southbound direction in 10 minutes
  • Achères-la-Forêt / Achères, crossable in southbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Nemours / Darvault, bridge restaurant
  • Réserve / Couline, crossable in northwestbound direction in 40 minutes
  • Venoy Grosse Pierre / Venoy Soleil Levant, pedestrian bridge
  • Chaponne / Maison-Dieu, crossable in southeastbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Chien Blanc / Lochères, crossable in southeastbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Forêt / Creux-Moreau, crossable in southbound direction in 40 minutes
  • Beaune-Tailly / Beaune-Merceuil, bridge restaurant
  • Ferté / Saint-Ambreuil, crossable in northbound direction in 40 minutes
  • Mâcon-Saint-Albain / Mâcon-la-Salle, bridge restaurant
  • Dracé / Taponas, crossable in northbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Chères / Chères, pedestrian bridge
  • Dardilly / Bruyères-Paisy, bridge, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations in 20 minutes

Autoroute A7

  • Saint-Rambert-d'Albon, pedestrian bridge
  • Pont de l'Isère / Latitude 45, crossable in northbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Portes-lès-Valence, crossable in northbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Montélimar, pedestrian bridge
  • Fournalet / Sorgues, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes, service station on the northbound side, on the southbound side is a parking
  • Lançon-Provence, bridge restaurant

Autoroute A8

  • L'Arc / Rousset, crossable in eastbound direction in 45 minutes
  • Terrasses de Provence, both directions of the motorway are separated, with a parking area in between, a car tunnel and car bridge allow alking to the other service station in 10 minutes
  • Vidauban, crossable in westbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Jas Pellicot / Canaver, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations in 10 minutes, service station on the westbound side, on the eastbound side is a parking
  • Bréguières, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations in 10 minutes

Autoroute A9

  • Tavel, car tunnel between the service stations, crossable in 5 minutes
  • Marguerittes, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations in 30 minutes
  • Ambrussum, crossable in northeastbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Narbonne Vinassan, crossable in southwestbound direction in 20 minutes
  • La Palme, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Village Catalan, car tunnel between the service stations, crossable in 5 minutes

Autoroute A10

  • Limours-Janvry / Limours-Briis-Sous-Forges, crossable in southwestbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Francheville / Val Neuvy, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Orléans-Saran / Orléans-Gidy, bridge restaurant
  • Blois-Villerbon / Blois-Ménars, pedestrian bridge
  • Tours-La Longue Vue / Tours-Val de Loire, pedestrian bridge
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine / La Fontaine Colette, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Châtellerault-Antran / Châtellerault-Usseau, pedestrian bridge
  • Poitiers-Jaunay-Clan / Poitiers-Chincé, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Rouillé-Pamproux, crossable in southwestbound direction in 45 minutes
  • Poitou-Charentes, crossable in southwestbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Fenioux, crossable in southwestbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Saint-Léger, crossable in southbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Saugon, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Estalot / Meillac, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes

Autoroute A11

  • Chartres Gasville / Chartres Bois Paris, pedestrian bridge
  • Brou Fraze / Brou Dampierre, pedestrian bridge
  • La Ferté-Bernard / Villaines-la-Gonais, pedestrian bridge
  • Pivardière / Sargé-Lès-le-Mans, pedestrian bridge
  • Parcé-sur-Sarthe, pedestrian tunnel
  • Portes d'Angers, crossable in southbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Varades - Pays de la Loire / Varades - la Bedoire, crossable in westbound direction in 40 minutes

Autoroute A13

  • Morainvilliers, pedestrian bridge
  • Rosny sur Seine, crossable in southwestbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Bosgouet, pedestrian bridge
  • Beuzeville, crossable in northeastbound direction in 60 minutes
  • Giberville, crossable in eastbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Cantepie (N13), service station for both directions situated on the westbound side

Autoroute A15

  • Cergy-Pontoise (Pierrelaye), crossable in northwestbound direction in 40 minutes - complicated

Autoroute A16

  • Hardivilliers, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side
  • Baie de Somme, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side

Autoroute A19

  • Villeroy, service station for both directions situated on the southwestbound side

Autoroute A20

  • Champs d'Amour, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side
  • Mille Étangs / Val de l'Indre, crossable between the (not exactly oppositely situated) service stations in 20 minutes
  • Boismandé, crossable in southbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Porte de Corrèze, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side
  • Pech Montat, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side
  • Causses du Lot, service station for both directions situated on the northbound side
  • Bois de Dourre, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side

Autoroute A23

  • Petite-Forêt, crossable in northwestbound direction in 20 minutes

Autoroute A25

  • Saint-Laurent / Saint-Eloi, crossable in southeastbound direction in 45 minutes

Autoroute A26

  • Rely / Saint-Hilaire-Cottes, crossable in northwestbound direction in 15 minutes
  • Souchez / Angres, crossable in southeastbound direction in 45 minutes
  • Baralle / Rumaucourt, crossable in northwestbound direction in 60 minutes
  • Urvillers, service station for both directions situated on the northwestbound side
  • Mont de Nizy / Champ Roland, crossable in southeastbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Sommesous, service station for both directions situated on the northbound side, also connected to the N4

Autoroute A28

  • Maucomble / Bosc-Mesnil, crossable in southwestbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Fontaine / Haras, car bridge, crossable in 30 minutes, service station on the northbound side, on the southbound side is a parking
  • Dentelle d'Alençon, service station is on the southbound side, situated slightly off the motorway (semi-Autohof style), also connected to the N12
  • Sarthe-Touraine, service station for both directions situated on the northbound side

Autoroute A29

  • Bolleville, service station for both directions situated on the eastbound side
  • Croixrault, service station for both directions situated on the eastbound side
  • Chambéon, service station for both directions situated on the westbound side
  • Causses du Lot, service station for both directions situated on the northbound side
  • Bois de Dourre, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side

Autoroute A31

  • Gevrey-Chambertin, crossable in southbound direction in 60 minutes
  • Dijon Spoy / Dijon Brognon, stations connected with car bridge, crossable in 5 minutes
  • Langres Noidant / Langres Perrogney, crossable in northbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Val de Meuse / Montigny le Roi, crossable in northeastbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Lorraine-Sandaucourt les Rappes / Lorraine-Sandaucourt la Trelle, pedestrian bridge
  • Toul Chaudenay / Toul Dommartin, pedestrian bridge
  • Loisy / Obrion, crossable in northbound direction in 15 minutes

Autoroute A34

  • Faissault, service station is on the northeastbound side, situated slightly off the motorway (semi-Autohof style)

Autoroute A35

  • Haut-Koenigsbourg, service station for both directions situated on the southbound side, on the northboundside there is a parking
  • Dijon Spoy / Dijon Brognon, stations connected with car bridge, crossable in 5 minutes
  • Langres Noidant / Langres Perrogney, crossable in northbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Val de Meuse / Montigny le Roi, crossable in northeastbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Lorraine-Sandaucourt les Rappes / Lorraine-Sandaucourt la Trelle, pedestrian bridge
  • Toul Chaudenay / Toul Dommartin, pedestrian bridge
  • Loisy / Obrion, crossable in northbound direction in 15 minutes

Autoroute A36

  • Porte d'Alsace, crossable in eastbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Combe Ronde / Écot, service station for both directions situated on the westbound side, on the northboundside there is a parking
  • Besançon - Champoux / Besançon - Marchaux, pedestrian bridge
  • 'Dole Romange / Dole Audelange, crossable in westbound direction in 40 minutes
  • Glanon / Bois Guillerot, crossable in westbound direction in 20 minutes

Autoroute A40

  • Bourg Teyssonge / Bourg Jasseron, pedestrian bridge
  • Ceignes Cerdon / Ceignes Haut-Bugey, crossable in eastbound direction in 20 minutes
  • Valleiry, crossable in eastbound direction in 10 minutes
  • Bonneville, pedestrian bridge

Autoroute A41

  • Drumettaz / Mouxy, crossable in southbound direction in 30 minutes
  • Fontanelles / La Ripaille (exits 15-16), crossable in southbound direction in 10 minutes
  • Le Granier / L'Abis (exits 20-21), pedestrian bridge
  • Bois-Claret / Saint-Nazaire-les-Eymes (exits 24-24a), pedestrian bridge

Autoroute A42

  • Lyon - Montluel / Lyon - Dagneux (exits 5.1-6), pedestrian bridge

Autoroute A43

  • L'Isle-d'Abeau (exits 6-7), pedestrian bridge
  • Val-Gelon L'Arclusaz (exit 23), crossable in northeastbound direction in 5 minutes

Autoroute A46

  • Mionnay-Saint-Galmier / Mionnay-Chatanay (exits 2-2.1), pedestrian bridge

Autoroute A48

  • Voreppe / Île Rose (exits 12-13), crossable in southeastbound direction in 15 minutes

Autoroute A410

  • Crêts Blancs / Groisy (exit XA40-19), crossable in northeastbound direction in 20 minutes