Despite the fact the event started 10 kilometers away from Paris, the journey remained very much Parisian. River Seine banks and Parisian bridges were the highlight of this summer edition. Though, the route did not cross all of the 37 bridges crossing the river Seine, the vehicles went on the most iconic bridges of Paris such as Pont Royal, third oldest bridge in the city of lights, the spectacular Pont Alexandre III, opened for the 1900 World Fair, made of one only stainless arch and four columns of 17 meters each, decorated with gold winged horses and candelabras, the Pont d’Iéna baptized as a souvenir from a Napoléon Bonaparte victory. On both sides of the river Seine, the vehicles followed the banks. The show of this summer morning was very colorful and diverse: crews all dressed in white, cars, bikes, tractors and motorbikes of more than 30 years, from all brands.
And the meeting also celebrated the Citroën anniversary by 100 candles - founded in 1919 by André Citroën, the brand has always been ahead of time. The front-wheel drive, 2CV, DS, light commercial vehicle type H, Méhari, SM and so on… have seduced by their innovations brought to the motor industry. All of those models were a part of the Traversée and were on show in Meudon after the journey through Paris. For the youngest of us, this was also a great opportunity to discover those icons of the “brand with chevrons”.