Only buy stickers from the national french ministry website, linked below. Other sites are often much more expensive, if they provide you with a valid sticker at all.
A sticker called Certificats qualité de l’air = 'Crit'Air' is mandatory for all vehicles if they want to enter a French
Look for more information under 'National Scheme' further down on this page.
From 1st January 2017
From spring 2019, the existing ZCR of Grenoble will be expanded to nine surrounding communities: Échirolles, Eybens, Grenoble, La Tronche, Poisat, Pont-de-Claix, Saint-Egrève, Saint-Martin d’Hères and Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux. Minimum standard is Crit'Air 5 sticker.
From 2020 the minimum standard will be Cri'Air 4 sticker.
From 2022 the minimum standard will be Crit'Air 3 sticker.
By 2025 diesel heavy goods vehicles and light commercial vehicles will be banned leaving only petrol, gas, hybrid, electric and hydrogen vehicles to be allowed to enter the ZCR.
Vans that were registered first before 01.01.1997 and HGV that were registered first before 01.10.2001.
Low emission zone
key: green shaded area is the LEZ
There are stickers called "air quality certificates" (Certificats qualité de I’air) which are mandatory for French and foreign vehicles.
For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.
Stickers for foreign vehicles can be bought in English, French, German or Spanish. These stickers can be bought by those outside France. Please allow enough time for delivery.
Monday to Friday 06:00 – 19:00
Foreign vehicles are also affected and need to display an emission sticker from 1 April 2017 on.
Manual by police
If you drive with a vehicle that does not meet the required standard these fines apply:
cars: 68€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 180€
HGV and buses 135€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 375€!
Yes. There is a national law, based on the classifications of vehicles shown in the table below.
Low emission zone stickers are mandatory for French vehicles and cost 3,70€ plus an additional cost for postage (0,48€). For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.
Foreigners can buy their stickers here.
The exemptions for the LEZ apply to vehicles:
ZCR (zone à circulation restreinte), ZCR pour les véhicules de transport de marchandises
If you have further questions concerning the French sticker system, you can get in touch directly with the French authorities:
by email or by phone Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 17:00 on +33 800 970 033 – Free call & service.
For additional streets closures see the traffic and closure on the Paris website.