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
American extravagance in Paris
Ancient German engineering reborn
Tiny garbage truck at Versailles
If you own a small white van in Paris and don’t have a garage, graffiti seems inevitable…
That was very tasteful – can you bring me back a 2CV or a DS please…..
Pallevous Peugeot – Pamela
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.
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!)?
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
I visited Paris a few summers ago and was absolutely fascinated by the size of their cars. So small and practical–nothing like American monsters. Very cool shots.
I am impressed by the beauty that I find on this blog – thanx for it!
Love the shots! The graffitied vans remind me of the cars I’ve seen bouncing between punk festivals in Europe. Awesome study.
Feel free to check out my blog
All of these are great but I really love the ones with graffiti.
You are clever. How long did it take to collect this wonderful array of pictures? I have trouble keeping my pictures organized enough to find them! Not you:) Great work.