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“2-Hour Paris-By-Night Car Tour”
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Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: "Blue, White and Red" in colors, our 2 CV will allow you a nostalgic come back in the history of our city. With the soft roof of our 2 CV, you will get a panoramic view on all the monuments: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre and, of course, the famous Champs Elysées... Paris opens to the skies...
Grinnell, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“2-Hour Paris-By-Night Car Tour”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I highly recommend the Paris Authentic 2-Hour "Paris-By-Night" car tour! Up to three people can be driven around Paris in an open-top 2CV "Deux Chevaux" (France's answer to the Volkswagon Beetle) car, down winding, narrow streets in neighborhoods you aren't likely to see any other way; but also including the major Paris attractions seen by night under the light, including Montmartre and Sacre Couer, and capped off with a bottle of champagne! English-speaking student drivers/tour guides are available and ours did a fantastic job of driving, narrating, and even singing between attractions! And at the end of the tour, he snapped a couple of photos of us in the car to help us remember our wonderful tour! We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel, which made the tour extremely convenient! We took the tour our first night in Paris, and it helped give us a quick overview of the City (as did our trip up the Eiffel Tower earlier in the day!), and help us to get our bearings through the rest of our four day stay.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Mark G
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great tour on last night in Paris!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

My wife and I booked a 1 hour trip for our last night in Paris. We weren't disappointed, we really enjoyed our tour! The car was the one painted in the colours of the French flag, just as we'd wanted. We did the night tour at 8:30. Now in July it isn't dark at thst time, it's getting dark. We were fine with this as we didnt expect them to make the sun go down prematurely for us! Tbh if we'd had the 2 hour tour it would have been dark for the 2nd hour but we were perfectly happy with ours! I've mentioned this after reading several of the poor reviews on here. If people want a tour in the dark they need to give a little thought themselves to time of year and duration of tour.

Anyway moving on. Our guide Travis was very friendly, informative and generally a nice guy to chat too. He asked us what we'd scene already and what we wanted to see. This was our 5th and final evening in Paris and we'd scene all the sights so he took us to our favourite view from the Sacre Coeur, showed use lots of interesting buildings and sights we didn't know about and finished with a drive around St Germain & the main island, navigating roads we hadn't walked. The tour ended by the Pont Des Arts bridge as we told Travis we were doing the lock thing. He took our photo standing up in the car with the bridge in the background, very memorable!

I would definitely recommend one of these tours, either a 1 or 2 hour depending on your needs and time requirements. I can see it being good on either your 1st night in the city, as an introduction to the sights, or as a last night as we did, to see the sights for the last time. And i would recommend asking for Travis. An extremely memorable last night!

Visited July 2013
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Burlingame, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The highlight of our 3 days in Paris”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We took this tour our first night in Paris. We were picked up at our hotel, asked what we would like to see, and shown the city! He got us to the Eiffel Tower right on time so that he could take our picture in front of the lights--it was amazing! He went out of his way to show us what we wanted to see, stopping for the pictures that we wanted to take. We truly enjoyed the tour--it was a great way to see the highlights when we had such a short time in Paris.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank DebbieC331
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great way to see Paris”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

This was a highlight of our trip to Paris! Our driver met us right in front of our hotel and gave us a personalized tour of Paris. We had already been in the city for a few days and had seen quite a bit, so our driver went out of his way to show us cute little side streets and highlight little-known historical points. We saw things that we otherwise would have missed.

We enjoyed this experience immensely.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank CE55
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
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“Highlight of Our Paris Trip”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Wife and I booked this for our last night in Paris. It was technically the night time "Illuminations" tour, but because we wanted to get to bed early, we went a bit on the early side - 8:30, while it was still light and just starting to get dusky. We loved every minute of it. Our guide, Jean-Jacques, was great. He asked up front what we had already seen and what we still wanted to see, and then he tailored the 2-hour tour to our wishes. I would definitely do the 2-hour tour, by the way. With Paris traffic, you can burn through an hour and barely cover a few blocks, Lots of history and interesting tidbits along the way. And the car ("Simone" a vintage Citroen 2CV) was great. Every time we stopped at a corner, there were gawkers and photographers snapping our picture.

The only thing we would've done differently would have been to take this tour on our first night rather than our last. We ended up discovering some great areas of Paris that we hadn't explored previously, but then we didn't have time to go back and spend time there. Oh well. Not enough time for everything anyway, so we'll have some good ideas for our next visit.

The funny ending to our tour was after Jean-Jacques dropped us back at our hotel, "Simone" wouldn't start up again. I, and a couple of other tourists passing by, ended up giving him a push start. That's the risk with old cars, I guess, but it was a funny ending to a great evening.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank ElliottCooper
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