Driving through Paris aboard an old car in July 2021

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Published by Elodie D., My B. · Updated on 7 June 2021 at 17h14 · Published on 4 June 2021 at 15h11
The new edition of the Traversée de Paris will take place this Sunday July 25, 2021. For this edition, about 700 vintage cars will parade in the city crossing 39 historic places before heading back to the Observatory in Meudon for a huge picnic. If you wish to take place in the tour aboard an old car, organizers offer to sit on a bus, upon booking!

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

A few pictures:

Whether you are a collector or not, this is the occasion to enjoy a travel back in time thanks to these cars that crossed the centuries. The Traversée de Paris is the occasion to shine a light on the rolling oh-so ecclectic and oh-so rich rolling heritage presented by vehicles from many countries and brands - some of them even disappeared.

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Please keep social distancing with people, wear a mask, and use hand-sanitizer because of Covid-19.

Nostalgia will be just around the corner, but the route remains a surprise... To make sure you can find them, you will have to board one of the participating buses by paying €10, or meet them at the Meudon Observatory at 11:30 a.m. There, a big and bucolic picnic is planned (you yet have to bring your own meal), with music and car display thanks to clubs and collectors.

For instance, the Rétromobile Show being cancelled in 2021, you will enjoy a few gems including a Ford 1 (1930), a Pontiac (1942), a Triumph TR3 (1953), a Traction 11 CV (1957), a Corvette (1966), a Mini Moke (1966), an Autobianchi Eden Rock (1969), the London Cab (1970), a Toyota Land Cruiser (1989), and two motorcycles: a BMW side-car (1963) and a Peugeot 350cc (1932) in original conditions.

Here is a fun and family outing.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 25 July 2021



    1 Avenue de Paris
    94300 Vincennes

    Balade bus ancien: €10

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website


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