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Burgundy Road Network and Travel

Some of the main French roads go through the Burgundy region. The central Bourgogne is indeed served by a wide web of motorways and national roads which represents 6.4% of the national road network.


Thanks to its central position in France, the Burgundy region is a great place to take a break when driving to the south of France for holidays for instance. Why not just stop there for a few days and taste the outstanding local wines?

You will for sure enjoy driving on the well-preserved Burgundian roads. The French Bison-futé (online and television guide) will keep you posted about the local traffic as it can be really heavy on some days: roads are given colours according to the density of the traffic. Thanks to this information, you will be able to know if it is a good - and safe - day to travel on the French roads.


Colours Green Orange Red Black
State of traffic Normal Difficult Very difficult Extremely difficult


Burgundy Road Travel
Daily Traffic level
The traffic on the A6 motorway around Beaune accounts for more than 64,000 vehicles per day.


Road network
Burgundy road network is composed of 660 km of motorways and about 21,000 km of secondary roads.

Main motorways
Some of the major motorways in France go through Burgundy making this region easily accessible from the neighbouring European countries.
A6 "Paris-Lyon" motorway: also called Autoroute du Soleil ("Sun motorway"), the A6 goes from Paris to Lyon via Auxerre, Beaune, Chalon sur Saône, Mâcon, Villefranche-sur-Saône.

A5: between Paris and Troyes, Sens-Troyes-Auxerre axis on 238 km.

A31: from Dijon to Nancy and from Luxembourg border to Beaune, on 232 km.

A38: from Pouilly-en-Auxois to Dijon, across a channel named Canal de Bourgogne.

Distances
Burgundy is located just 100 km south from Paris and 80 km north from Lyon

Useful contacts
Car Rental:
www.hertz.fr, www.avis.fr, www.rentacar.fr, www.europcar.com, www.easycar.com
Trafic Information:
www.autoroutes-trafic.fr, www.infotrafic.com, www.bison-fute.equipement.gouv.fr
Itinaries:
www.www.viamichelin.fr, www.mappy.com, www.igg.fr

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