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“Four wheels under an umbrella (2CV tour of Paris)”

Experience Paris - Vintage 2CV Tours
Ranked #152 of 541 Tours in Paris
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Owner description: Try a typically French experience and experience Paris in a refurbished vintage 2CV with comfortable seats. Each trip is filled with fun and conviviality as your driver tells you anecdotes of Parisian life. Choose among our Gourmet, WWR Recon, I Love You, and Hidden Routes. Tours run daily and nightly with your choice of pick up and drop off location.
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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9 reviews
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“Four wheels under an umbrella (2CV tour of Paris)”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

There are two companies offering this service. One for 1€ less and 30mins more. We chose to go with what looks like the original company called (in French) 4 wheels under an umbrella. The tour was of 'Essential Paris' and was €60 each for 3 (180€ total) people for a 90minute tour picking up & dropping off in central Paris.

I would definitely recommend this tour. I decided to go based on trip advisor recommendations and was not disappointed. The tour was arranged direct through the companies website as there are many ways to book this tour and the price range is quite staggering! One website charged over 450€ so I'd advise going direct to the company website.

The car is a favourite of my boyfriends who's birthday it was and it was my Fathers first visit to Paris. As my father has a bad knee we knew we would be limited walking and didn't fancy a big bus tour. The 2CV picks up at Opera in the centre of Paris (or another central location of your choosing) and you then whizz off for a guided tour of all the highlights by a very funny and friendly guide. The car itself was a big part of the fun of the tour. I have to say I loved every minute of it.

Once it was over we knew we were free to enjoy the rest of the city without the pressure to tick off anymore boxes as we had at least seen everything. Anything we later wanted to enjoy or explore more we could do at our leisure.

So yes it is a little on the expensive side but the best way to see Paris. I wouldn't bother with the champagne tours some places offer - you can buy better quality champagne in the shops and you won't be able to drink it in the back of the car.

Do the 2CV tour! You'll love it!

Visited May 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Paris 2CV private tour”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

For my husband's special birthday I arranged a day trip to Paris by Eurostar and a 2CV private Tour. Our guide was excellent and we saw all the main sights of Paris within our 1+ hour tour. Would love to do it all again. Have recommended this trip to other family members who are coming to Paris very shortly.

Visited January 2013
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Mountain View, California
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23 reviews
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“A fun way to see Paris”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Wish we had done this the first day of our trip because it gave us a better idea of what to explore further. When you're walking around you don't get a sense of pspective. This way, we knew we wanted to see more of the Marais. Our guide, Cortine, was an architecture student and explained a lot about Haussmann and the widening of the medieval streets. But it was just a blt being driven around in this topless car--you could stop for photo ops. Definitely recommend, although it's not cheap.

Visited August 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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109 reviews
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“Quirky - et délicieusement Français”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

A delightful way to see Paris, especially on a beautiful day, with the roof down. Both times we did it we were asked did we want to see the usual sights, or something different that the chauffeur would find for us. Picked up from our hotel, and given a delicious morning coffee at the Cafe Royale, we felt as though we'd been given a treat. Sometimes we were the attraction, with other tourists taking our photo, as we stood up on our way down the Champs d'Elysees. Worth every cent.

Visited September 2011
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Llandaff
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“2CV Tour Paris - It is a must!”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

This is the most fantastic way to view Paris, the roof was down the sun was shining, the blankets were on! it is facinating being driven around Paris in an old 2CV. The Arc de Triomphe was the scary roundabout! You wont be dissapointed, it is not a cheap trip but £140 well spent in our eyes. Our tour guide (Martin) was excellent. thank you. Next time we will do the '2 CV Secret Paris Tour'

Visited May 2012
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