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A26 autoroute shield

A26 autoroute
Autoroute des Anglais
Route information
Part of E15 / E17
Maintained by SANEF
Length: 394 km (245 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Calais
South end: Troyes
Highway system
Autoroutes of France

The A26 is a 357.6 km (222.2 mi) long French motorway connecting Calais and Troyes. It is also known as the Autoroute des Anglais as it is the main route from the Dover-Calais ferries and the Channel Tunnel to most parts of France and often contains large numbers of British cars, particularly during the summer holiday season. Before the opening of the A16 in the 1990s the A26 formed part of the road route between London and Paris.

The road forms part of European route E-15 and E-17.


The motorway starts at Calais, at a junction with the A16 and N216 (which links to the Car Ferries). From there it runs southeast past Saint-Omer, Béthune, Lens and Arras. Near Arras is a major intersection with the A1, which runs south to Paris.

The A26 continues southeast, passing near Cambrai, Saint-Quentin and Laon before meeting the A4 at Reims. The two motorways merge (overlap) for 36 km (22 mi) before splitting up near Châlons en Champagne (formerly Châlons-sur-Marne), with the A26 heading south. The terminus is at Troyes, where the A26 meets the A5, which provides connections to southern and eastern France.


  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg 1 Junction with A16 (Paris to Dunkerque, A216 spur to RN216 and the Calais Ferry Port, and the A26.
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Nortkerque (Northbound), Zutkerque (Southbound)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 2 Nordausques: Ardres
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 3 Saint-Omer Centre – Boulogne: Saint Omer and Boulogne-sur-Mer
    • Péage.png Péage Saint-Omer
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 4 Saint-Omer Centre, Thérouanne: Saint-Omer
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Grand Riez / Villefleur
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Rely / St-Hilaire-Cottes
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 5 Lillers: Lillers and Saint Pol-sur-Ternoise
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Le Réveillon / La Grande Bucaille
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 6 Béthune: Béthune
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 6.1 'Aix-Noulette' A21 to A26: Lens
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area;: Souchez / Angres
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 7 Arras nord: Arras and Vimy
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Les Trois Crêtes / La Cressonière
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A1 (Lille to Paris with A26
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Bonnettes (southbound) Bois-Dhuez (Northbound)
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Rumaucourt (Southbound) Baralle (Northbound)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 8 Marquion: Cambrai
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A2 (Paris to Brussels) with A26
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Plateau (Southbound) Vacquerie (Northbound)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 9 Masnières: Fins, Bantouzelle
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: La Haute Bruyère L'Omignon
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 10 Saint Quentin Ouest: Saint Quentin
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A29 (Rouen) with A26
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 11 Saint Quentin Sud: Saint Quentin, Tergnier and Chauny
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Urvillers
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 12 Courbes: La Fere
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: St Brice / Broyon
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 13 Laon: Laon
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: la Croisette (Southbound) Les Pélerins (Northbound)
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: Mont-de-Nizy / Champ-Roland
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 14 Berry-au-Bac: Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne and Soissons
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest area: Cauroy / Loivre
    • Péage.png Péage Courcy
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 15 Reims - La Neuvillette: Reims, Reims-Champagne Airport
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg16 Reims - Colbert: Reims
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A4 (Paris to Strasbourg) with A26
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A4 (Paris to Strasbourg) with A26
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area:Les Grands Traquiers (Southbound)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 17 St-Gibrien: Châlons-en-Champagne
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: La Garenne (Northbound)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 18 Mont Choisy: Châlons-en-Champagne and Fère-Champenoise
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: La Bardolle (Northbound)
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg19 Europort Vatry: Europort Business park
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 20 Sommesous: Fère-Champenoise and Vitry-le-François (RN4)
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.png Service Area: Sommesous
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Le Champ du Carreau / Champ-L'Épée
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 21 Arcis-sur-Aube: Arcis-sur-Aube and Brienne-le-Château
    • Aire d'autoroute - station essence.pngService Area: St Arcis-sur-Aube
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg22 Charmont: Troyes
    • Aire de pique-nique.png Rest Area: Villechétif / Les Crocs de la Terre
  • Sinnbild Autobahnausfahrt.svg 23 Thennelières: Troyes, Vendeuvre-sur-Barse and Parc Naturel Regional De La Forêt D'Orient
  • Sinnbild Autobahnkreuz.svg A5 (Paris to Dijon) with A26


The A26 will be extended to Auxerre after 2025. [1] and perhaps to Bourges thereafter but that is not programmed before 2030. [2] It would, if completed, replace N77 and N151 as part of the second version of the Grand contournement de Paris.


  1. ^ "Mobilité 21". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mobilité 21". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

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