A sticker called 'Crit'Air' is mandatory for all vehicles if they want to enter a French 'emergency low emission zone' (ZPA) (in cases of high pollution events) or a French 'low emission zone' (ZRC).
There are two levels of the scheme:
If the information-recommendation level is predicted to last more than 2 days, it turns to an alert level.
On 23rd January 2017: vehicles must have at least a Crit'air sticker number 4, from 5.30am to midnight.
Low Emission Zone
The whole area within the A86 motorway. The A86 is the Paris outer ring road, also called the 'super-périphérique'
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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 prolonged pollution events for PM or NO2.
For example on the 30 December, and from the 6th to the 10th December 2016.
Foreign vehicles are affected.
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.
- Foreign light duty vehicles
Episodes de pollution
For additional streets closures see the traffic and closure on the Paris website.