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30/01/2018

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Since January 1, 2018, the ticket has disappeared and is replaced by a parking ticket called the FPS (Forfait Post-Stationnement).

Since 1 January 2018, the 2014 MAPTAM (Modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d' affirmation des métropoles) law has given local authorities full control over the implementation of their area parking policy. Therefore, each municipality can now freely determine the amount of the FPS as well as the maximum parking time.

Drivers who have not paid or have not paid enough for their parking will have to fulfil the FPS of the city concerned and this will be established by a sworn control officer.

Some of the highest FPS include 60 euros in the Lyon Presto zone and 50 euros in zone 1 in Paris. On the other hand, some cities have set a more affordable FPS, as in Nice where it is set at 16 euros, 17 euros in Marseille and Antibes, 20 euros in Toulon and 30 euros in Toulouse and Valence.

Some municipalities offer to pay a reduced FPS if drivers pay it within a shorter period of time, which they set themselves (cities such as Antibes, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris and Valence offer it).

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Before parking, make sure to ask about the maximum authorised parking time, which is freely set by the municipality: 2 hours in Antibes, 6 hours in Paris, 10 hours in Lyon, etc.

Warning: when the maximum authorised duration is short, the same vehicle may be subject to several FPS in the same day. Also, remember that you have 3 months from receipt of the payment notice to pay the FPS. If payment is not made within 3 months, the FPS is increased.

The best Q-Park deal: if you want to park longer than the maximum parking time required by the city, consider booking your car park online. You can book up to 30 minutes before your arrival and only pay for the duration of your parking.
 
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