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LawrieC

581 posts

107 months

Friday 9th September 2022
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Vette_1978 said:
Ah, that kind of seals the deal then, no more Rouen for me.
Avoiding Rouen is no great loss.

I suspect that the dates are confused as there should be 2 Rouen by-passes by now, started 20 years agorolleyes

MCSV8

891 posts

266 months

Tuesday 13th September 2022
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Oh dear, I drove my 1977 Aston through Rouen on 7th Sept - should I be expecting a fine or something ?

leyorkie

1,669 posts

179 months

Tuesday 13th September 2022
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Don’t panic I believe you have to be stopped.

I have applied for one a week ago but it’s not turned up in the post yet.
However by return e-mail you get a facsimile which they say will do until the sticker arrives.
No where does it say that the e-mail has to be displayed

LawrieC

581 posts

107 months

Tuesday 13th September 2022
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Vette_1978 said:
Ah, that kind of seals the deal then, no more Rouen for me.
Bad luck, unlike this country, the French are going to exempt cars over 30 years old, so a C3 will have to go through Rouen

ellroy

7,126 posts

228 months

Wednesday 14th September 2022
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Any clue why it won’t work when I hit submit? All the rest of the fields are filled?

Vette_1978

3,246 posts

225 months

Wednesday 14th September 2022
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LawrieC said:
Bad luck, unlike this country, the French are going to exempt cars over 30 years old, so a C3 will have to go through Rouen
Ahh, so maybe we get another opening beer at the Taverne de Thor next year before hitting the Irish bar in town and drinking too much wine in some back street cafe. Well looks like I might be alright, everyone else might need to get a pass.

Vette_1978

3,246 posts

225 months

Wednesday 14th September 2022
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Vette_1978 said:
Ahh, so maybe we get another opening beer at the Taverne de Thor next year before hitting the Irish bar in town and drinking too much wine in some back street cafe. Well looks like I might be alright, everyone else might need to get a pass.
Although, having just tried out the official site, when I tried to register my car it said that "Your vehicle is too old and does not meet the criteria for an air quality certificate (meaning its emissions are too high). We cannot fulfil your request." So doesn't look like the age means its exempt, just a very straight forward 'non'.

https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/certificat/dema...

leyorkie

1,669 posts

179 months

Wednesday 14th September 2022
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ellroy said:
Any clue why it won’t work when I hit submit? All the rest of the fields are filled?
Has it accepted the scan of your V5?
If not create a pdf not a jpeg and try again

LawrieC

581 posts

107 months

Thursday 15th September 2022
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pdf worked for me, eventually, as it rejects large files and ones it doesn't like.

The amendment for classic cars has been approved by the French parliament, but has yet to come into force. We have similar problems in this country.

old'uns

547 posts

136 months

Tuesday 27th September 2022
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Ordered late on the 15th Sept, email with confirmation and order number following day.
As we were due to be over here on the 25th I put the address down as the French one with no great hopes of it arriving here.....turned up today as we were driving out to go to Le Lude, quelle surprise!

leyorkie

1,669 posts

179 months

Wednesday 28th September 2022
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I’m still waiting
Nearly 3 weeks now no sign, unless it’s gone to a neighbour
But I’ve got the emailed certificate which I can print out.
Old’uns did you see any signs around Rouen?

old'uns

547 posts

136 months

Wednesday 28th September 2022
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None I remember although it was throwing it down so visibility wasn't great.

leyorkie

1,669 posts

179 months

Wednesday 28th September 2022
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leyorkie said:
I’m still waiting
Nearly 3 weeks now no sign, unless it’s gone to a neighbour
But I’ve got the emailed certificate which I can print out.
Old’uns did you see any signs around Rouen?
Update
Arrived today 28th with letter dated 8 th to French address

RL17

1,321 posts

96 months

Thursday 29th September 2022
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leyorkie said:
leyorkie said:
I’m still waiting
Nearly 3 weeks now no sign, unless it’s gone to a neighbour
But I’ve got the emailed certificate which I can print out.
Old’uns did you see any signs around Rouen?
Update
Arrived today 28th with letter dated 8 th to French address
Ditto mines dated 8th, almost two weeks leaving office and here by yesterday.

Non the wiser on instructions - do they stick inside windscreen or outside and where? Front fork, front mudguard, right front fairing (bumper bodywork?) - seems very low

leyorkie

1,669 posts

179 months

Friday 30th September 2022
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There’s instructions on the back
It’s designed to go on the inside but there’s instructions on how to take it off the letter and turn it round so that you use the backing piece to stick it onto a suitable place forks, mudguard etc.

RL17

1,321 posts

96 months

Friday 30th September 2022
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So Nettoyer l'interior du pare-brise en bas a droite - so bottom right of windscreen on the right from the inside

most of the other stuff there is for vehicules without windscreens.

Did read letter late last night and was slightly thrown:

'This certificate must be stick [sic] in a legible way from the outside of your vehicle. Instructions are on the back of this letter.' & 'Before unsticking, reading closely the instructions in the back' smile

7 or 8 paras in french and 4 or 5 diagrams

LawrieC

581 posts

107 months

Friday 30th September 2022
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Don't you just love the French ways

old'uns

547 posts

136 months

Friday 30th September 2022
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RL17 said:
So Nettoyer l'interior du pare-brise en bas a droite - so bottom right of windscreen on the right from the inside
Or top left if you only skim the instructions....rolleyes
RH drive for me so it wasn't going anywhere on that side

Squibble

719 posts

21 months

Friday 21st October 2022
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So. My partner and I have our tickets for next year, and we're planning on going down in my 1987 Ford Capri 2.8i (providing it leaves the workshop in good time and good shape). The website says it's too old, does this mean my car is prohibited from entering Rouen? We drove down using the A16/A28 in her 1.4 Civic this year and I don't recall us having to register for anything other than Paris? We didn't see any police either, just lots of those grey pilarbox speed cameras. Were we just lucky or is this a bit of a transitional situation? I'm not often out of the country so this is all a bit new to me laugh

delta0

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2,369 posts

109 months

Saturday 22nd October 2022
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Squibble said:
So. My partner and I have our tickets for next year, and we're planning on going down in my 1987 Ford Capri 2.8i (providing it leaves the workshop in good time and good shape). The website says it's too old, does this mean my car is prohibited from entering Rouen? We drove down using the A16/A28 in her 1.4 Civic this year and I don't recall us having to register for anything other than Paris? We didn't see any police either, just lots of those grey pilarbox speed cameras. Were we just lucky or is this a bit of a transitional situation? I'm not often out of the country so this is all a bit new to me laugh
It wasn’t in place for private vehicles until September this year and will move to Euro 4 petrol and Euro 5 diesel in January 2023. This is going to be new for a lot of us! Having plans for an alternative route around could be wise. I’m not sure when it is being expanded to Le Mans as well but it will happen eventually everywhere in France I expect.