europe The french capital Paris is situated on the river Seine, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. For non-residents finding a street parking place downtown Paris is a night- mare. Parking is limited and expensive. On-street parking is not allowed in many streets in the centre and on main access routes, designated as red routes (axe rouge).

What to see in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Interesting places to see are the museum Louvre, Place de la Bastille, Champs-Élysées with the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Montmartre, Montparnasse, L'Opéra, Quartier Latin.

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On-street parking Paris

Chargeable parking applies in Paris in 3 parking zones :
- Monday-Saturday between 09.00-19.00
- Maximum parking duration is 2 hours.
- Parking rate € 1.20-3.60/hr, pending on the zone

Parking meters

Parking meters do not accept coins but only the “Paris Carte” card, which can be purchased from tobacconists for €15 to €40. The machine will give you a ticket in exchange, which should be placed behind your windscreen, clearly visible from the outside.

Car parks Paris

Unlimited parking is set to car parks in the city centre. Parking rates in public car parks : € 2.50-4.00/hour, daily maximum € 15.00-48.00. Some car parks offer special rates for the weekends and long term parking.
- car parks arrondissement 1 and 2
- car parks arrondissement 3 and 4
- car parks arrondissement 5 and 6
- car parks arrondissement 7 and 8

More cities in France

If you would like to read more about the parking facilities and parking rates in other cities in France, please click on the picture of the city.