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).
From 1 November 2016:
The Grenoble Metropolitan area has an emergency low emission zone scheme during high pollution events:
A pollution alarm was in operation from the 7-18th December 2016. Another started on the 21st December 2016, 2nd January 2017. Check on our news page, also the Grenoble city announcements on pollution alarm.
The metropolitan region of Grenoble with its 49 communes, covering about 600 square km.
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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.
From 1st November 2016 in times of high pollution events lasting longer than 5 days: sticker Crit'Air mandatory.
If high pollution events lasts longer than 7 days: only vehicles with sticker Crit'Air 3, 2, 1 and green are allowed to drive.
Foreign vehicles are also affected and need to display an emission sticker from 1 April 2017 on.
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.
The exemptions for the LEZ apply to vehicles:
ZPA (zone de protection de l’air)
Grenoble city website