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ZFE: here are the cities where you can drive a classic car

To date, 11 French cities have authorized motorists to drive in their ZFE with a classic car. Other exemptions are under study.

ZFEs and collector vehicles

On the occasion of the Rétromobile 2024 show, Classic Expert, a BCA Expertise brand dedicated to collector’s vehicles, has just published its 8th Collector’s Vehicle Barometer: in addition to the collector’s models most popular with enthusiasts, the Barometer is also interested in current topics that concern vintage car enthusiasts, such as Low Emission Zones (ZFE).
These ZFEs, established in several French metropolises, aim to restrict access to their urban centers to owners of the oldest vehicles: this is an important issue for enthusiasts and collectors of classic cars and motorcycles. Of the exemptions However, they are being put in place to authorize the latter to continue to circulate there.
Nowadays, 11 French metropolises have granted exemptions for these vehicles: you can therefore continue to drive a classic car in Paris, Reims, Rouen, Nice, Toulouse, Montpellier Métropole, Lyon, Strasbourg, Saint-Etienne, Aix-Marseille-Provence as well as Grenoble.

ZFE: where can you drive a classic car?

The French Federation of Vintage Vehicles (FFVE) played a key role in the defending the rights of drivers of classic cars, working to preserve automobile heritage while protecting our right to drive a classic vehicle.
Classic Expert also reveals that 10 other French cities plan to grant exemptions of circulation for collector vehicles in their ZFE: these are Arras, Toulon, Grand Annecy, Grand Nancy, Lille, La Rochelle, Fort de France, Plaine Commune, Clermont Ferrand, as well as Grand Paris, which is about to announce its waiver. On the Bordeaux side, a project is currently being studied, with a view to launching a consultation with the authorities.
Low Emission Zones (ZFE) constitute a real challenge for collectors and enthusiasts of classic cars in France: the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the authorities, to find a balance between the preservation of automobile heritage and the restrictions of traffic that they wish to impose on motorists.

Classic Expert is present this year at Retromobile showto meet vintage enthusiasts and advise or assist them in the expertise of their vehicles, until February 4, 2023. You will find them on a joint stand (1H079) with the French Federation of Vehicles. Period (FFVE).

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