Environmental zone ZCR Paris - France

Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You currently may not drive.
The entry into the zone is forbidden.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You may not drive within the zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You may not drive within the zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You currently may not drive.
You may not drive within the zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive within the zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You may not drive within the zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
The entry into the zone is forbidden.

The ZCR environmental zone Paris

The environmental zone of Paris
The first environmental zone ZCR (Zones à Circulation Restreinte) has been introduced already on 1st September 2015 in Paris. First of all only buses and trucks with a registration before 1st October 2001 were forbidden to enter the environmental zone.
Since 1st July 2016 no passenger cars and small cars (N1 <3,5 t) with a registration before 1st January 1997 are permitted to enter the environmental zone because these vehicles obtain no longer a Crit'Air Vignette in combination with their registration date. This is also recognisable in the Crit'Air Vignette's Categorization List.

Prohibited entries into the environmental zone are applied, by the way, always from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm, although this is not expressively recognisable on the additional label.
Old buses M2 and M3 as well as trucks N2 and N3, however, are concerned by the driving ban from Monday to Sunday as far as these cars are registered before 1st January 2001.

The car driver who will not respect the interdiction will pay a fine of 68 Euro from 15th January 2017. The fines are higher for bigger vehicles, however, and administrative fee will be imposed, too, therefore a prison sentence threatens in case of a non-payment. For this reason the system of fines in detail is supposed to be observed strictly
Vehicles being registered abroad are subject to a transitional arrangement, by the way. They are allowed to enter the environmental zone of Paris without a Crit'Air Vignette until 31st March 2017.

The geographical area of the Paris environmental zone

Description of the zone's limits

The whole French capital includes the environmental zone of Paris. The city area of Paris is defined without suburbs and includes the area inside the street ring “Boulevard périphérique”. By the way, this street ring surrounding Paris is not an official motorway and is described as E15 in the Eastern part of Paris.
Bois de Boulogne in the Western part of Paris and Bois de Vincennes in the South east part of Paris belong both to the city area but are not included in the environmental zone's area.
Our picture shows the limits of the Parisian environmental zone by the red-coloured Boulevard périphérique. Please click in the map to enlarge.