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LEZ – Low Emission Zone (ZFE)

On the 1st January 2023, Toulouse Métropole introduced a Low Emission Zone or LEZ (in French ZFE – Zone à Faible Emissions). Vehicles with a Crit’Air 4 or 5 sticker and non-classified stickers are banned from driving within a defined area – inside the ring road and parts of Colomiers and Tournefeuille.

The Crit’Air sticker is mandatory for all vehicles

The Crit’Air sticker is mandatory for all vehicles driving within the LEZ so that the vehicle can be properly classified.
Stickers can only be purchased from the official website (https://certificat-air.gouv.fr) and cost €3.11 + €0.66 postage (€3.77 per vehicle).

When purchasing your Crit’Air sticker, you will need the documents:

  • Country of registration
  • Registration number
  • Date of first registration
  • Vehicle category
  • Fuel/energy source
  • Serial number
  • Brand
  • Commercial name of the vehicle model
  • Euro standard
  • CO2 emission
  • Registration certificate or up-to-date vehicle registration document

If your vehicle has a Crit’Air level that is prohibited from entering the zone or you don’t have a Crit’Air sticker, you are allowed to use the park and ride facilities on the edge of the LEZ: you can park your vehicle in the car parks by Basso-Cambo, Borderouge and Argoulet metro stations for easy access to the centre of Toulouse. The park and ride facilities at Balma-Gramont and Ramonville metro stations are outside the LEZ and are accessible to all vehicles.

To check the availability of parking spaces upon your arrival in Toulouse, click on

The aim of the LEZ (ZFE)

The creation of a Low Emission Zone aims to preserve air quality by banning those vehicles that produce the most NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) and particle pollution.