Blog: Deux chevaux pour votre tour de Paris?
Dave Leggett | 11 May 2004
I came across this in my inbox today - sent to me from Edward Rowe at Citroen Australia. I quite like the sound of it, although I'd want to take a turn at the wheel. I've never driven a 2CV but I gather they're a lot of fun. You don't have to go very fast to take it to the limit after all. You just need a beret, large sack of onions over the shoulder, a stripy vest and you're away..
"Thanks to an enterprising French company it is possible to see Paris as the French do, by traveling around the city with that beret-wearing Frenchman or that stylish mademoiselle in their Citroën 2CV!
"4roues-sous-1parapluie", the name literally means four wheels and an umbrella and another reference to the design parameters of the Citroën 2CV, offer chauffeur driven tours of Paris for up to three people from Euro 75 for one and half hours of the top sites of Paris. That "umbrella roof", a full length following top, also means wonderful views of the city and place from which to take unique pictures.
Not only are longer tours available, but it is also possible to hire a Citroën 2CV and its driver for as long as you want to have a unique personalized tour of the City. All the drivers speak English, have the sort of intimate knowledge of the city that only a local can have and will take their passengers to places that no tour bus can reach."
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