For those who are not familiar with a European Auto Route, I will explain. An Auto Route is the same as an American Freeway. It has two to three lanes, very fast, a lot of traffic and no stops. I set my Tom Tom GPS device for the Auto Route (A40 to the A7) to Marseille. Does the below photo look like an Auto Route to you? Granted, driving through the French Alps was a treat, but it caused us to be late to Marseille. Also a little stressful when your not sure where you are. It finally got us there, but through small back roads. The sad thing is it was so beautiful, but we couldn't enjoy is very much because we needed to be somewhere at a certain time.