‘SO WHAT IF I WANT TO GO TO PARIS?’
The ban will only be enforced from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday – and isn’t in force overnight or at weekends, allowing owners of historic vehicles to enjoy them for more than 50% of the time.
Brightly coloured passes in your vehicle’s windscreen – they’re known as air quality certificates and show what emissions regulations it complies with. The ban will be enforced at random checkpoints across the city.
If you do dawdle into Paris in your classic accidentally during the working week, you‘ll be fined €35 (£27.36), which will rise to €68 (£53.15) by 2017. The offence will be treated in a similar manner to a parking ticket, so don’t worry about thrown into La Bastille for driving up the
Champs-Élysées in your Triumph TR4.
The city’s classic shows will still take place – largely because they take place at weekends anyway. The organisers of the
Traversée de Paris have confirmed their next event is not affected by the changes and will take place on 31 July.
The Traversée de Paris show is unaffected by the changes.