Parking In Paris: Where To Find Cheaper Parking?

In the capital, traffic and parking can sometimes be a real headache, especially during peak hours, holidays, or major events (such as the Olympics). Street parking in Paris is generally paid and time-limited. That's why underground parking lots open 7 days a week are a convenient alternative for parking in Paris. We will explain to you why and how to book an affordable parking spot.

Where to park one's car in Paris?

When looking for affordable parking in the city, the first instinct is to look for a free spot on the streets. In the capital, the search for a free parking space can take a long time and prove fruitless… It's important to know that only 2.5% of parking spaces are free in Paris and that the Paris City Hall reduces the number of street parking spaces each year.

In most Parisian streets, parking is chargeable from 9 am to 8 pm, except on public holidays. Parking on Sundays, previously free, is now chargeable. For tourists passing through, parking is expensive, especially since rates have increased since August 1, 2021.

The "visitor" rate for the first two hours for light vehicles has increased from €4 to €6 per hour in Zone 1 (from the 1st to the 11th district) and from €2.40 to €4 per hour in Zone 2 (from the 12th to the 20th district). After 2 hours of parking, it is often more advantageous to park underground .

What are the benefits of underground parking lots in Paris?

While street parking can cost up to 75€ for 6 hours in the center of Paris, underground car parks offer attractive and decreasing rates. With Paris France Parking, it will only cost you 28€ for 24 hours, and the rates decrease depending on the duration (11.7€/day for 7 days). They allow both visitors and residents to save money as they are up to 50% cheaper than street parking.

These car parks are the most convenient solution for stress-free, cost-effective, and secure parking in Paris. These easily accessible car parks address the numerous parking difficulties faced by users in the capital:
- the difficulty of finding a parking space
- the fear of receiving a parking ticket
- the concern that the vehicle may be stolen or vandalized.

On the other hand, the underground car parks of Paris France Parking offer a simple and safe solution for parking your vehicle, as they are monitored 24 hours a day by onsite agents, which is rare in Paris.

How to book a cheap parking spot in Paris?

To address the parking issue in the capital, there are services available to find and reserve a spot in a monitored underground parking facility accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reservations are made online, simply by filling out a form. You must specify the type of reservation (hourly, daily, or monthly) as well as the vehicle height and the planned parking duration. For monthly parking, you must subscribe to a plan and commit for a minimum of 6 months.

You need to provide your contact details (name and email address), but no pre-payment will be required. Additionally, you have the option to cancel your reservation at any time, without any fees.

Author: Loïc
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