Paris Driving experiences

Our most recommended Paris Driving experiences

Paris: Discover Paris by Night in a Vintage Car with a Local

1. Paris: Discover Paris by Night in a Vintage Car with a Local

Experience the most beautiful buildings and astonishing sights of Paris at night, on a 1-hour tour by classic Citroen 2CV. An icon of the French motor industry, the idiosyncratic 2CV was built from 1948 until 1990, and sets hearts a-flutter with its instantly recognizable design. Discover why Paris is known as the City of Lights, and hear how it became the first city in Europe to begin lighting its streets with gas lamps in 1828. Your personal driver will collect you from your hotel, or any other central Paris location, and drive down the Champs Elysees, to the beautiful Arc de Triomphe. Gaze at the marvelous Eiffel Tower, even more impressive at night when it is completely lit-up in a rainbow of illuminations. Pass the Louvre, continue to Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera Garnier, Ile de la Cité, Petit et Grand Palais, and more.

Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

2. Off-the-Beaten Track in Paris: 2-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Experience some of the hidden quarters of Paris and take in the city’s major highlights as you cruise the streets in a vintage Citroen 2CV convertible. See the grand avenues lined with well-known buildings and monuments, and also visit historical areas such as the Marais, with its village-like atmosphere. You’ll also see Place des Vosges, the oldest Royal place of Paris, on this unique 2-hour tour. Take a drive to the Arènes de Lutèce, the site of the city’s most important ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris. The stones at the site date back to 200 A.D. What you’ll see: • Place des Vosges • Passage Sully • Village Saint Paul • Le Marais • Port de l'Arsenal • Bastille • Grande Mosquée de Paris • Butte aux cailles • Cité Florale • Arènes de Lutèce • Institut du Monde Arabe • Place Dauphine

Paris: 1-Hour Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour

3. Paris: 1-Hour Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour

Tour the City of Light in a vintage Citroen 2CV. Your personal driver will pick you up at your Paris hotel, or other central location, and drive you through the city’s lively streets on a 1-hour tour. An icon of the French motor industry, the idiosyncratic 2CV was built from 1948 until 1990, and its instantly recognizable design still sets hearts aflutter.  See Paris through the eyes of a true Parisian and discover many of its top attractions, from the Avenue des Champs Elysée, Place Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, and Trocadéro, to the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit Palais, Grand Palais, the Louvre, and the Opera Garnier.

Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

4. Paris by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar

Hop aboard a vintage motorbike sidecar and explore Paris on 3 wheels. Let your driver/guide worry about the traffic as you journey in style. Pass some of the city's iconic monuments and drive along the most prestigious avenues in the world. Travel back in time as you encounter lesser-known heritage sites on small streets and back alleys. Hear entertaining - and often saucy - anecdotes for each secret place you will ride past. Retro Classic Tour: Take a 40-minute ride across Paris, passing the main sights such as the Avenue Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the Champs de Mars, Les Invalides and more.  Great Escape Tour: Experience the charm of the French capital on a 1.5-hour sidecar tour. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your driver/guide as they bring the city to life before your eyes. Choose from 3 different themes/locations: "Bohemian Paris," "Île de la Cité" or the "Latin Quarter." Retro Night Tour: Soak up the romance and magic of the "City of Light" by night. See Paris under the moon and stars and by the glow of the street lamps. Get perfect views from a vehicle with no roof or window to obstruct you or spoil the photo stops. Ideal for romancers, libertines and boulevardiers, the intimate tour with courteous driver includes a glass of Champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris: Classic Sites Tour by Vintage Citroen 2CV

5. Paris: Classic Sites Tour by Vintage Citroen 2CV

Climb aboard a vintage Citroen 2CV to experience Paris from the seat of one of the most iconic - and fun – vehicles ever to have been produced in France. The 2-hour “classic” tour is designed to see the most beautiful landmarks of the city, from the Eiffel Tower to the grand edifices of the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. Your private driver/guide can pick you up from any location in the center of Paris. If the sun is out, roll back the roof and feel the breeze in your hair as you drive down the Avenue des Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. Cruise past the Trocadéro, and gaze up at the wrought iron monument of the Tour Eiffel. Continue past the Champs de Mars and grand façade of the Ecole Militaire. Go past the museums and monuments of Les Invalides, and see the Petit et Grand Palais by the Pont Alexandre III. Admire the obelisk in Place de la Concorde, and the ornate decorations of the Opéra Garnier. Marvel at the glass pyramid outside the Louvre, and the gargoyles of Notre-Dame de Paris on Ile de la Cité. See the historic Quai des Grands Augustins on the Left Bank of the Seine, and the spectacular Musée d'Orsay on the right bank of the river.

Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

6. Highlights of Paris: Private 6-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and begin the day with a visit to the famous Cathédrale Notre Dame. Afterwards you’ll head to the Ile de la Cité, located in the middle of the Seine. Discover the famous Saint Michel district, the Hotel de Ville, and enjoy views of the most beautiful bridges in Paris, such as the Pont Neuf and the Pont des Arts. Your driver will then take you to the Palais du Luxembourg, passing by iconic monuments such as the Pantheon. Take a relaxing walk in the Luxembourg gardens, a haven of greenery and peace in the heart of Paris. Admire the famous 16th-century Palais du Luxembourg, its flower gardens, and sculptures. Next you’ll see the Louvre and its famous pyramid, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Eustache, the Bourse of Paris, the National Assembly, and the Invalides. Enjoy a traditional French picnic on the Champs de Mars park, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Bask in the lovely views of the city as you experience a traditional baguette, with camembert, charcuterie, and of course a bottle of red wine! Your drive continues along the Seine to the famous Place de la Concorde, and then up the Champs-Elysées, considered by many to be the most beautiful avenue in the world. Your driver will stop at the top of the avenue, so you can climb the Arc de Triomphe, and take in the panoramic views from the top. See the Concorde, Madeleine, Opera Garnier, and Place Vendôme before heading to Montmartre, one of the most charming and romantic districts of Paris. Before finishing the tour, you’ll be dropped off at the top of the Butte Montmartre. Visit the Basilique du Sacré Coeur or perhaps take a walk to the Place du Tertre, famous for its many artists before returning to your hotel or another location of your choice in Paris.

Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Motorbike Sidecar Tour with Transfer

7. Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Motorbike Sidecar Tour with Transfer

Embark on a fun and unique private tour experience as you explore Paris aboard a vintage motorbike sidecar. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Get picked up by your guide, receive your helmet, and set off to discover the ‘city of love’. You’ll zoom through popular avenues and historic bridges over the Seine River. Ride past famous sites like the Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, and of course the iconic Eiffel Tower for perfect photo opportunities. Listen as your guide provides insider tips about life in Paris and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary.

Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour with Transfer

8. Paris: Private City Highlights Vintage Citroen 2CV Tour with Transfer

Embark on a fun and unique private tour experience as you explore Paris aboard a vintage Citroen 2CV. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Get picked up by your guide/driver at your accommodation, hop on board the classic car, and set off to discover the ‘city of love’. You’ll zoom through popular avenues and historic bridges over the Seine River. Ride past famous sites like the Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, and of course the iconic Eiffel Tower for perfect photo opportunities. Listen as your driver provides insider tips about life in Paris and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary.

Vintage 2CV tour + Cruise

9. Vintage 2CV tour + Cruise

Take a tour of the City of Lights in a vintage Citroen 2CV, followed by a leisurely cruise down the River Seine in a classic Bateaux Parisians, a traditional, glass-topped Parisian riverboat.  Your driver will collect you from your hotel or any other central Paris location and drive you through the city's lively streets.  An icon of the French motor industry, the 2CV was built from 1948 until 1990. It sets hearts to flutter for its instantly recognizable design.  See Paris through the eyes of a real Parisian, and then prolong this sweet time right at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.  Jump on the "Les Bateaux Parisians" boats, entirely glassed over and boasting a terrace at the stern and outside walkways with perfect panoramic views. Get a lively commentary broadcast on individual headsets in 13 languages, enriched with words and music that evokes the places and periods visited.  During the combined tour, you will see many of Paris’s top attractions, from the Avenue des Champs Elysée, Place Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, and Trocadéro, to the Tour Eiffel, Les Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit et Grand Palais, Pyramide du Louvre and Opera Garnier.

Paris: Christmas Highlights Tour in a Vintage French Car

10. Paris: Christmas Highlights Tour in a Vintage French Car

Explore Paris at night under the Christmas lights from the warmth of a Citroën 2CV's soft bench, equipped with comfortable cushions and blankets. Admire the city's famous monuments and squares — from Place Vendôme to Champs Elysées, via Pont Alexandre III and the Louvre — dressed in festive lights. Get picked up from any location in the 1st–20th arrondissements, then enjoy a sparkling drive and a memorable night experience. Take advantage of the traffic-free capital city and let yourself be guided on a magical night drive punctuated by the anecdotes of your driver. As a gift befitting the festive period, receive a Saint James scarf, 100% made in France, for each passenger.

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What people are saying about Paris

We highly recommend everyone that visits Paris for the first time to book this tour, the sightseeing with the old 2 cylinder Citroen car was just AMAZING! Ask for James, he went above and beyond to make sure he explains everything that is cool in Paris for 2 hours, which is impossible:) He stoped for the perfect pictures, couldn’t been happier! Thanks James!

This was a unique and excellent way to see the sites of Paris and the experience was made all the better by a very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide. I would highly recommended it.

A great fun activity for a beautify day with the roof rolled back. Thoroughly recommended. At times the car seemed to attract more interest than the main attractions!

Wonderful really enjoyable tour, guide was very knowledgeable, and really fun experience

Vivian was brilliant best tour and absolutely loved it .. First class