The 2CV, Paris’ equivalent of the Venetian gondola?

The 2CV, Paris’ equivalent of the Venetian gondola?

While exploring Paris last weekend, just as we caught our first site of the Sacre Coeur, a group of 2CVs drove past. It was a great opportunity to photograph this iconic symbol of France in front of one of Paris’ most famous landmarks.

My first thoughts were that it was an owner’s club excursion or possibly a race and when I got home I googled the name on the car, 4 Roues sous 1 Parapluie. It turns out that this company owns a large fleet of 2CVs and they offer a full range of guided tours and events for individuals and companies. What a great idea! I have always loved 2CVs. Prices start from  10€ per person (for a 15 minute tour). A tour would make a wonderful surprise present for a special occasion. I’ll have to drop a few very large hints next time I’m in Paris (whenever that might be).

Will the 2CV become as a familiar sight in Paris as gondolas are in Venice? I hope so.

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  2. What a fantastic idea, I tried to think of a suitable vehicle for London, a Mini maybe? then realised I have enough trouble getting in and out of our Focus!

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  3. I love the 2CV and always whip the camera out when I spy one. I’ll have to look out some of my shots and start a new board on Pinterest.

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  4. Great shot, Kat. Lovely juxtaposition of two iconic symbols. Beautiful.

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    • Thank you. The timing was perfect and this one stopped in the traffic just long enough for me to take this pic!

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    • Thanks Jo and yes, Sacre Coeur is very beautiful. Lovely atmosphere too.

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  5. Lovely shot! And thanks for the info. Sounds like fun :-)

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  6. Met a guy about 10 years ago who drove a 2CV from Deventer, The Netherlands, to South Africa, back in the 80s. And had a photo album to prove it. :)

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