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A1 freeway, motorway link between the north and the capital

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What is the Autoroute du Nord?

The A1 freeway, nicknamed the Autoroute du Nord, is an essential expressway for travellers discovering the charm of France. Stretching over 211 kilometers, it starts at Porte de la Chapelle in Paris, before guiding you through the splendid regions of Picardie, Pas-de-Calais and Nord.

This essential artery links the City of Light to vibrant Lille, while offering travelers a chance to savor the variety of France's landscapes, from verdant fields to flourishing harbors. Take this route for a captivating adventure.

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What to see around the A1 freeway

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The A1 freeway awakens all the mysteries of Nord-Pas-De-Calais

The areas along the A1 freeway, the backbone of northern France, offer a mosaic of picturesque discoveries for adventure-seeking travellers. The journey begins in Paris, where iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are just a breath away.

Leaving the capital, we cross the magnificent region of Picardy, renowned for its vast green fields, elegant castles and impressive Gothic cathedrals, such as the majestic Amiens Cathedral.

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The Channel beaches, between natural beauty and historical nightmare

The route continues through the Pas-de-Calais, offering travelers access to the Channel coastline, with its sandy beaches and picturesque port towns, such as Boulogne-sur-Mer. History buffs can visit the D-Day beaches, which bear witness to the crucial events of the Second World War.

Further north, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region abounds in cultural treasures, including the city of Lille, famous for its Flemish architecture, lively markets and delicious cuisine, including the famous moules-frites.

Places to see around the A1

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The city of Lille

Discover Lille, a charming French city combining history, culture and gastronomy. Wander its picturesque streets, sample its culinary delights, explore its fascinating museums and soak up its warm atmosphere. An unmissable destination!

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The city of Amiens

Amiens, the jewel of northern France, will seduce you with its majestic Gothic cathedral, romantic canals, delicious cuisine and welcoming atmosphere. Explore this city of infinite charms today!

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The city of Dunkirk

Dunkerque, the pearl of the French coastline, offers golden beaches, a rich history linked to the Second World War, delicious seafood cuisine and an enchanting maritime atmosphere. Embark on an adventure!