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.
The odd and even number plate traffic plan during high pollution events in Lyon-Villeurbanne is no longer in place. It has been substituted by differentiated traffic on 16 November 2017.
The scheme now looks as following:
All vehicles. Vehicles over 7.5 Tonnes are not allowed to circulate in Lyon.
differentiated traffic emergency scheme
The scheme covers Lyon and Villeurbanne
The autoroutes are excluded.
not available yet
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.
During episodes of high pollution.
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.
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.