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France

France

France has adopted the European Model Parking Card (but local variations on its use can apply – check locally).


Parking spaces

 

Those reserved for a Parking Card holder are marked with the wheelchair symbol.

 

Where you may use your Parking Card

 

French Parking Card holder

You may use your Parking Card in most EU / EEA member states, and in some other countries around the world.

 

Look at the entry for the country you intend visiting to see if your Parking Card can be used.

 

Visitor to France

Visitor from another EU / EEA member state – you may use your Parking Card in France.

 

Visitor from outside the EU / EEA – you may not use your Parking Card in France.

 

Parking on roads

 

Do not park on a road where parking is prohibited.

 

Do not drive or park in a pedestrian zone.

 

In Paris and in some other cities, you may park without payment at a parking meter and pay-and-display, and exceed the maximum time allowed – check locally.

 

Elsewhere, you must pay to park and not exceed the paid-for time – check locally.

 

In many areas, you may exceed the time limit on a road where parking is free but is restricted by time.

 

Parking in car parks

 

Many car parks give concessions to a Parking Card holder – check the parking notices or ask an attendant.

 

Visitor to France from another EU/EEA member state ONLY – print and display this notice next to your Parking Card

 

Click here to print notice

   

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