The French are responsible for some cool and quirky cars – Peugeot, Renault and Citroen make up the bulk of cars on the road but, mixed with these is an interesting collection of other brands clogging the Rues and Boulevards. Here are a few that caught my eye.

Citroen 2CV – these cars pitch and roll so much that it is said you can tell their owners by their grazed elbows

Weird amphibious convertible on a Paris river barge

Practical Plastic Citroen

Minute Ute

American extravagance in Paris

American muscle in Paris

British practicality in Paris

1960’s weirdness

Ancient  German engineering reborn

Tiny garbage truck at Versailles

Primitive 2CV

If you own a small white van in Paris and don’t have a garage, graffiti seems inevitable…

10 thoughts on “FRENCH TRANSPORT

    • Hi Pam,
      Saw a 2CV ute yesterday – what a car – not much bigger than a wheel barrow, but very cool.
      I’ll see if I can sneak one into my carry on.

  1. Hi John,

    Any Porsche is OK with me – even a replica. Glad you’re having fun in France! Rode in a Puegeot once… nice, but things were different… even the window crank went the “other” direction. Are Sennelier paints any cheaper in Paris (ha!)?


    • Hi Bill,
      Sennelier paints are definitely cheaper in France than they are in Australia, not sure about the US though. Australia is probably the most expensive place to buy watercolor supplies – but online shopping may change that.
      French cars have always been quirky. Remember Citroen’s manual canceling indicators – not sure if they still have them, but they hung on to those for years!
      Any Porsche is OK with me too Bill

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