Low-emission zones in Paris

An environmental zone or low-emission zone is an area where traffic restrictions apply to protect the environment. The rules are set by a city or a department, temporarily when serious air pollution is measured, or permanently. There are two types of environmental zones in France:

  • France Zone à faibles émissions (ZFE) (Low Emission Zones)
  • Zone de protection de l’air (ZPA) (Temporary environmental zones)


Local Names for low-emission zones around the world

Clean Air Zone, Congestion zone, Environmental zone, France Zone à faibles émissions, Limited Area Zone, Low Emission Zone (LEZ), Milieuzone , Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), Umweltzone, Zero Emissions Zone, Zona Traffico Limitato, Zonas de Bajas Emisiones, Zonas Urbanas por un Mejor Aire, Zone de protection de l’air, etc, etc


In Paris and the surrounding area, a permanent low-emission zone (ZFE) is in force: The Grand Paris Low Emission Zone/Zone à faibles émissions.   Vehicles with Crit’Air stickers E, 1, 2, and 3 are allowed inside Greater Paris Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm (Les véhicules avec les vignettes Crit’Air E, 1, 2, et 3 peuvent entrer dans la zone Grand Paris du lundi au vendredi à partir de 8h à 20h).

Badges for Eco Alert Zones

Required badges for Eco Alert Zones in Paris

The zone is indicated with signs. Stricter measures can be taken in the event of extreme air pollution (pic de pollution). You can find more information here and here.

Paris Eco Alert Zones

Map of the Grand Paris Low Emission Zone, Zone À Faibles Émissions which are part of the GeoJunxion Eco Alert Zones Data Suite

GeoJunxion created a database of such zones worldwide including all the zones in France.  GeoJunxion monitors such zones daily and makes the status available via API.

GeoJunxion exhibits at Autonomy Mobility World Expo in Paris

GeoJunxion exhibits at the Autonomy Expo in Paris. The Autonomy Mobility World Expo in Paris takes place in Paris on 22 and 23 March. It is the world’s largest annual gathering of international policymakers, institutions, NGOs, corporations, companies, and start-ups. The AUTONOMY MOBILITY WORLD EXPO is focused on sustainable urban mobility solutions welcoming 200+ exhibitors, 300+ speakers, and 8,000+ participants every year in March. GeoJunxion exhibits at the Autonomy Mobility World Expo in Paris. You can find the Dutch company GeoJunxion on the the Dutch Lounge in Porte de Versailles (Pavillon 6) in booth D3 at the Autonomy Mobility World Expo in Paris. More info here.