Mandatory vignette to drive in Paris

As of Monday 16th January 2017, a vignette will be mandatory to drive in Paris.

This new scheme covers all vehicles registered in Europe (cars, coaches, trucks, vans, etc.).

The vignette will be mandatory for driving in Paris (entire city) from Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM for vehicles of less than 3.5t, and 7 days a week for vehicles of more than 3.5t.

The different categories of vignettes, based on the EURO class of the vehicles, will benefit from different driving and parking facilitation’s in case of pollution peak. EURO III vehicles are still allowed in the city until 1 July 2017.

The absence of vignette can be subject to a fine (max. EUR 135). Enforcement and sanctions will start only a few weeks after the 16 January date to ensure that, in particular foreign transport operators have had the necessary time to obtain their vignettes.

You can obtain your vignette here (until beginning of January, available for vehicles registered in France only). The procedure to order vignettes for foreign vehicles will be open later in January 2017.