Behindertengerechte Parkhäuser und Parkplätze

Reserved parking places

Handicap moteur parking adapté 2 Paris

© OTCP - Daniel Thierry

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.

Diese reservierten Parkplätze sowie alle kostenpflichtigen Parkplätze sind für Inhaber eines Behindertenausweises oder eines europäischen Parkausweises kostenlos, gemäß Gesetz Nr. 2015-300 vom 18. März 2015. Die Parkdauer auf ein und demselben Parkplatz ist per Verordnung festgelegt. Sie beinhaltet sieben aufeinanderfolgende Tage auf den gemeinschaftlich genutzten Straßen, die durch einen gelben Punkt auf den Parkscheinautomaten gekennzeichnet sind. Auf den geschäftsreichen Straßen sind es 24 Stunden, die mithilfe der europäischen Parkscheibe kontrolliert werden können, und zwei Stunden ohne europäische Parkscheibe. Die Karte muss deutlich sichtbar im Inneren des Fahrzeugs hinter der Windschutzscheibe angebracht sein.

Mehr erfahren: 
Lagebestimmung der reservierten Parkplätze in Paris 
Lagebestimmung der gemeinsam genutzten (gelb) und geschäftsreichen (rot) Straßen in Paris

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.

Find out more:
Map of council conceded car parks in Paris
Parking Saemes

Map of adapted Saemes parkings in Paris (click on the map)

Carte parkings Saemes adaptés Paris

© DR

Non-EU visitors

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.

Find out more:
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.