Traversée de Paris

January 5, 2010By Paris UpdateWhat's New Potpourri



Traversée de Paris antique car rally

If you happen to spot a rare Citroën DS (a.k.a “la déesse,” or “goddess”) floating regally down a Paris street on Sunday morning, followed by what looks like a glorified four-wheeled motorcycle (a 1924 Amilcar CC), it’s not just an early-morning or hangover-induced delusion. The Traversée de Paris, a parade of 450 antique cars, will wend its way past many of Paris’s historic monuments on Sunday, Jan. 10, starting from the Esplanade du Château de Vincennes at 8am and ending at around 10:45am at the Place Jacques Rueff. The cars will remain parked around the Trocadéro Fountains until 4:30pm to give the public a chance to admire them up close. Check out the site of the organizer, the Fédération Française des Véhicules d’Epoque for a detailed itinerary. The public can also ride along in one of three antique buses, but you must reserve by calling 06 71 98 00 19.


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