Driving through Paris aboard an old car, edition 2018

Do you know that you can visit Paris aboard an old car? It is a crazy experience called “Traversée de Paris en Anciennes” featuring over 700 old vehicles that happens twice a year. The next one is happening on January 7, 2018 and you shouldn’t miss it. Notice that this 28-km long trip across the French capital is organized by the association Vincennes en Anciennes and will end up by returning to Château de Vincennes and cars will be displayed.

The Taversée de Paris en Anciennes is one of the biggest events in Paris for old car amateurs. For a morning, Paris streets are enlivened with old cars, motorbikes, bicycles, tractors, buses, light goods vehicles for a crazy ride finishing at the Château de Vincennes.

Departing from the Château de Vincennes, the procession of enthusiasts invites little ones and grown-ups to take part in a unique show in the heart of Parisian heritage, aboard one of the participating double-decker buses (reservation required, limited number of places – €10), or in one of the streets selected for the ride.

This year, French or foreign car brands or disappeared moto brands are given pride of place. Names that marked the history of locomotion and which are now marked with nostalgia: AJS, Alvis, American LaFrance, Amilcar, De Dion Bouton, Delage, Delahaye, Dollar, Facel Vega, Gnome et Rhone, Motobécane, Pontiac, Rosengart, Simca, Studebaker, Terrot, Turcat-Mery, Le Zèbre, zundapp… Some are the embodiment of luxury, others of technical progress and other of the popularization of automobiles

You’ll then discover vehicles such as Panhard, Facel Vega, Hotchkiss or Jeep Willys… and for bikes: Verdin, Vaury, Fongers, Dobro, Clediabert, Simoun… will be in.

La Traversée de Paris hivernale 2017

All eras are represented. The Rolls rides alongside a Citroën 2CV and noises of the engines take us back to another time! Over 30 vehicles expect your cameras!

The tour renews every year and this time, it focuses on Art Déco. The complete tour will be revealed on the spot at the departure and participants will be handed over a route book. A 28-km loop is planned, departing from Château de Vincennes at 8 a.m. It will end at 12 p.m. by returning to the Château and cars will be displayed until 4 p.m.

Some pictures:

Nostalgia is just around the corner, joy and surprise are on everyone’s faces. Crews and spectators share a complete moment of complicity…

Practical information:
Traversée de Paris en Anciennes (website in French)
Sunday January 7, 2018
Departing from the 
esplanade of Château de Vincennes
Cars departing from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. from the Esplanade of Château de Vincennes
Cars arriving at 11:30 a.m./12 p.m. at the Esplanade of Château de Vincennes
Cars displayed until 4 p.m.

Rate: €10 for a bus seat

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Last updated on 18 December 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
On 7 January 2018
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



    1 Avenue de Paris
    94300 Vincennes


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