Driving in Europe

Essential advice for driving abroad

Order your CRIT'Air clean air sticker early if you expect to be driving in Paris

Paris, Lyon, Lille, Marseille, Toulouse, Chambery, and Grenoble have recently been added to the growing number of low emissions zones affecting UK-registered vehicles in Europe.

Drivers within the restricted area in one of these cities  have to display the appropriate Vignette (sticker) in their windscreen or face a fine - In Paris for example cars are banned on weekdays between 8am and 8pm unless they display at least a CRIT'Air 3 sticker.

If you're heading to France by car and there's even only a small chance you might be driving in one of these restricted areas we'd advise applying for the sticker so that you're covered.

Without the sticker you could be fined but don't leave applying to the last minute as we've heard reports that the French authorities are struggling to cope with demand for Vignettes resulting in significant delay beyond the estimated 30-day delivery time.

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More details in our touring tips for France