I am from the states and do not speak or read french. Looking for some information on the meter parking in downtown. I received a ticket the other day while parked outside Cleo's. My questions are: Is there a time when you can start parking in a spot for free? Many cities in the states have free parking after 6:00pm and on weekends. Also, what does it say on the signs that are posted near some of the spots. I am thinking about keeping the ticket form and putting it under the windsheild wiper while parking for the next few weeks. Obviously I will have to pay the ticket before my grace period runs out.