Reserved parking places
On the public highway in Paris, a number of parking places have been adapted and reserved for cars used by disabled people. To use these parking places, the driver must have the European parking card for disabled people, which is valid in all member countries of the European Union.
These reserved parking places as well as all paying surface parking places are free for European Parking cardholders, under law no. 2015-300 of 18 March 2015. Parking time in the same parking place is limited and fixed by decree. It consists of 7 consecutive days on mixed roads ‘voies mixtes’ in Paris (roads identified by a yellow sticker placed on the parking meter). On busy shopping roads known as ‘voies rotatives’, it is 24 hours monitored through the display of an EU parking disc, or 2 hours without a European Parking Card. The card should be placed behind the windscreen, clearly visible from the outside.
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Geolocation of reserved parking places in Paris
Geolocation of 'voies mixtes' and 'voies rotatives' in Paris ('voies mixtes' in yellow and 'voies rotatives' in red)
Public car parks
As on the public highway, there are adapted and reserved parking places in enclosed car parks. To use them, the driver must also have the European parking card for disabled people, validated by and valid in all member countries of the EU.
Map of adapted Saemes parkings in Paris (click on the map)
Non-EU visitors, who do not have the European parking card for disabled people, may use the reserved places if:
- their country has the status of associate member of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT: list after);
- their parking card bears the logo 'wheelchair' and the name of the older (displayed clearly on the dashboard).
List of 7 associate ECMT member countries: Australia, Canada, South Korea, United States, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
NB There is a risk of being verbalized by the police who are not always familiar with foreign parking cards, as there are so many different ones from one country to another. If this happens, the visitor simply needs to challenge the ‘infringement’ by making it clear that their country is an associate member of ECMT (‘CEMT’ in French) and by citing Resolution n°97/4.
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Resolution n°97/4 of the CEMT
(Pages 125 to 141)
Accomodation with private parking
Some hotels and aparthotels have private car parks for their clients. It is advisable to contact the accommodation provider to ensure that specially-adapted parking places are available.
Accomodation with private parking in Paris
Accomodation with private parking in ParisPlus d'infos