Aquitaine Road Network and Travel

Aquitaine boasts a huge road network and of quality. It is also linked to Paris and the South via motorways.

There are in total about 360 miles between Paris and Bordeaux, the main city of Aquitaine. Once you are in Bordeaux, after visiting the city centre, we suggest you to travel a little in the surroundings. In one hour only, you will be able to be on the beach and admire the very turbulent Atlantic ocean! You can also follow the wines route; the Aquitaine region of France is indeed the largest region growing fine wines in the world, so why not benefit from this plus? You will definitely enjoy tasting world-renowned wines in the typical local cellars.

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Below are some information about the distances and road fees from European capitals to Bordeaux:

Number of miles Price in £ Duration in hours *
London - Bordeaux 605 miles £160 11 hours
Paris - Bordeaux 361 miles £108 6 hours

* The duration of travel does not take into consideration the breaks you should take every 2 hours.

Travelling to Aquitaine by Road
Daily Traffic level More than 27,300 total vehicles in use every day across the regional road network.
Road network

Aquitaine accounts for 5.4 % of the national road network, including 561 kms of motorways and 1511 kms of roads.

There are "Grand Gabarit Itinerary" (IGG*) roads between Bordeaux harbour and Toulouse for Airbus A380 transportation. IGG stands for Oversize Load Itinerary and is a set of special roads (much larger than normal motorways) which allow the dangerous loads to run without disturbing the vehicles on the normal motorway.

Main motorways

A10 l'Aquitaine: from Paris to Bordeaux, via Orléans, Tours, Poitiers, Niort and Saintes (543km).

A62 "l'Autoroute des Deux Mers": from Toulouse to Bordeaux, then to Narbonne and Montauban.

A63 "l'Autoroute des Landes": across the Landes, from Bordeaux to Hendaye and the Spanish border (Biriatou).

A64 "La Pyrénéenne": from Toulouse to Bayonne via Tarbes, Lourdes and Pau, also crossing the South of France from west to east "Bayonne to Nice".

A89 "La Transeuropéenne": covers 306km from Lyon to Bordeaux via Clermont-Ferrand.

Future A65 "Langon-Pau": from Bordeaux to Langon, Aquitaine Road Network and TravelMont-de-Marsan, Pau. Estimated completion date october 2010.

**Distances Driving distance from Paris to Bordeaux: 600 km (about 5h30) Driving distance from Paris to Pau: 750 km (about 8h00)
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