Your car should have a GB sticker or a numberplate featuring the GB initials.
Make sure your headlights have deflector stickers fitted to adjust the beam. Some cars may have a feature to do this manually.
You should always carry the following when driving:
o Driving licence
o Proof of insurance
o Proof of ID (such as a passport)
o Car registration (V5C)
o Reflective jacket for each occupant
o Warning triangle (for vehicles with four wheels or more)
o Breathalysers, to check for alcohol levels
o Spare headlight bulbs
Several French cities require cars and motorbikes to have a Crit’Air sticker in the windscreen, which shows the CO2 emissions of the vehicle. They cost less than €5, but the fine for not having one is substantially more. Cities affected include Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Lille, Strasbourg and Toulouse. Find out more information here.
Some areas of Paris are designated low emission zones, which means petrol and diesel cars registered before 1997 aren’t allowed in the city between 8am and 8pm on weekdays. In 2020, this cut off will change to vehicles registered before 2011.