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Pronunciation: / otoʀut /

Translation of autoroute in English:

nom féminin

  • 2 (Informatique)autoroute de l'information
    information (super)highway

Cultural Note: Autoroutes

France has an extensive motorway system, which is largely financed by tolls calculated according to the distance travelled and the vehicle type. Tickets are obtained and tolls paid at péages (tollgates). There is a speed limit for standard vehicles of 130 km/h (approx. 80 mph) and 110 km/h (approx. 70 mph) in wet weather. Some motorways have specific names, e.g. the autoroute du soleil refers to the A6 and A7 between Paris and Marseilles.

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