Today on the anniversary of the birth of Monsieur André-Gustave Citroën, we are talking about the “Deux Chevaux” (literally means two horses). This car is a French classic – so vintage and retro, got to love it! The first generation was built by Citroën from 1949 to 1960, a basic car designed for farmers to move produces back and forth between the farm and the market. Later one, practical and affordable, the 2CV became a favorite of French women to go grocery shopping, go to the farmers market or do small trips in town.
The Citroën 2CV to Go to the Farmers Market
The Citroën 2CV: A Beloved French Vintage Classic
They don’t make them anymore but we use to have one – we loved her very much! Picture this – ours had no keys, you just press on a button, and there it went (so if you lose your keys, no problem there!). And in the spring and summer, the roof top comes of – makes you feel like so good!
You can still find them in France, people restore them and they are still very popular. Some people even have fun with them — look at this one we saw in Paris coming all the way from Germany – how fun is that! And a favorite children’s game during road trips (but watch out it can get out of hand) is to look for 2 CV vertes (green 2 CV) – you get to pinch whoever is next to you when you see one (that was way before the Volkswagen commercial!). So definitely a lot of pinching was going on that day in Paris!