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Old September 10th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #1201
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Well, the center is separated from the motorway and suburbs by a big railway station, yard and a concentration of railway lines. That's why you don't see much of it.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #1202
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Video: Autoroute A40

A video of Autoroute A40 through the Jura Mountains.

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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #1203
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wow, great motorway. isn't it autoroute blanche? why's that name?
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:17 AM   #1204
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I looked a bit further,
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...341.51,,0,1.88

did you drive trough mont blanc?
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Old September 26th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #1205
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fabolous motorway!
btw, that A404 was very usefull to me (actually to my trucks) when i worked in transportation company because i drove many toys from Oyonnax to Slovenia and Croatia, i'm not sure if there was production plant or just distributor (probably distributor)
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Old September 26th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #1206
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I looked a bit further,
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...341.51,,0,1.88

did you drive trough mont blanc?
No, I came from Genève.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #1207
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At the first exit in the video, Dijon is signposted, but it never returns on subsequent exits. Poor (and un-French) guidance, that. Also strange that Lyon's airport gets mentioned as early as the A40-A42 interchange. You could have waited until approaching the Lyon metro area ...
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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #1208
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Video: Autoroute A40

A video of Autoroute A40 through the Jura Mountains.

In those autoroutes around Alpes and Jura mountains, the scenery its really very nice
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Old September 26th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #1209
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Is height limit common?
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Old September 26th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #1210
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ChrisZwolle, those mountains are part of the Alps, the Jura range is a bit more north. No big deal though.

hofburg : Yes, this is the Autoroute Blanche ("white highway"). The name is because of the snow covered Alps that it crosses. It is also called Autoroute des Titans for its colossal infrastructures and engineering (ex : Sylans or Nantua viaducts).
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Old September 26th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #1211
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ChrisZwolle, those mountains are part of the Alps, the Jura range is a bit more north. No big deal though.
you sure? I checked out wiki - http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Juragebirge.JPG

btw, how old are jura mountains compared to the Alps?
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Old September 26th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #1212
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The section east of Genève is called the "Autoroute Blanche" i.e. the section through the Alps. The section I made a video from, is west of Genève, and is called the "Autoroute des Titans", and is located in the Jura Mountains.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #1213
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well, google sais that it's called autoroute blanche till Macon.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #1214
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French Wikipedia:

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Cette autoroute est surnommée autoroute Blanche sur la partie entre Bellegarde-sur-Valserine et Annemasse, et autoroute des Titans entre Bourg-en-Bresse et Bellegarde.
Bellegarde is east of where I started the video (thus making the video covering the Autoroute des Titans).

Another picture:
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Old September 27th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #1215
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In that area of Jura and Alpes its probably the area with the highest autoroute bridges, mostly around Alpes...
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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #1216
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well, google sais that it's called autoroute blanche till Macon.
Google equated Autoroute Blanche with A40, but stands corrected by its own cameras:


The part of A40 called Autoroute Blanche is the section built by the operator of Tunnel du Mont Blanc (ATMB).


It was completed some time before the western link (A 40 Macon - Chatillon-en-Michaille) operated by APRR.

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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:46 PM   #1217
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A40 Genève - Bourg-en-Bresse

Photos of Autoroute A40 from the Swiss border at Genève via Nantua to Bourg-en-Bresse. This section of Autoroute goes through the Jura Mountains, and it quite spectacular. Note the transition from sunny to fog exactly at the A42 interchange.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 03:15 AM   #1218
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I like the overpasses on concrete stilts. They actually do a really good job in such terrain. French Highways around the south coast frequently use these also. I remember seeing these when I visited the Cote D'Aaur last spring.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 12:36 PM   #1219
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Great, very nice photo tour Chris; in the mist the terrain is wonderful

I noticed that except of A6 coming from A40, there is a another road A5 to Paris... the second is the longest route, right?
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 12:48 PM   #1220
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Yes. A6 is significantly shorter from Genève, and especially from Lyon. However, A5 carries less traffic, but is only interesting for a few suburbs east of Paris. You can still switch to A5 near Sens, when you use A6-A19-A5 to Paris.

I've driven A39-A31-A5-A26 too, I will post pics later
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