Getting around by car: where to find petrol in France or recharge your electric vehicle?

With petrol stations open and charging points available for electric vehicles, tells you how to find fuel and drive safely during your stay in France despite the lack of petrol in certain regions.

To make travelling in France easier during the period of shortage affecting some service stations in certain regions, is helping motorists with an interactive map provided by the French government.

This is a practical tool for finding an open station on the way to your holiday destination and near train stations, airports and holiday resorts. The map, which can be consulted on the website Fuel price (External link) and which is filled in by the managers of each sales outlet, indicates the fuel(s) available (Unleaded 95, Unleaded 95-E10, Unleaded 98 or Diesel) or out of stock, as well as the price per litre, so that travellers can decide what to spend.

Where to find a charging point for an electric vehicle?

In order to spend an eco-responsible holiday in France by reducing the environmental impact while travelling the roads around your holiday destination without stress, using an electric vehicle is a good option. If you don't own one, renting one can be a smart and economical way to travel, as long as you know where to recharge your vehicle.

To encourage environmentally friendly travel in France and make life easier for owners and hirers of electric vehicles, more and more holiday destinations are installing charging stations. There were more than 70,000 nationwide by 30 September 2022, according to the barometer carried out by Avère, the national association for the development of electric mobility, in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy Transition.

To locate the electric charging stations available near your holiday destination or along your route, you can consult the regularly updated interactive map provided by Chargemap (External link)

Have a safe journey!