As day turns to night, the City of Lights and Love comes alive with a new energy. What better way to discover the magic of Paris after dark than from the bouncy comfort of a vintage Citroën 2CV? In a new partnership with 4 roues sous un parapluie, this autumn Hotel du Petit Moulin is inviting guests on an alternative sightseeing adventure aboard one of the city’s most iconic vintage cars and here at H&L we couldn’t be more excited.
Guided by a trusty local chauffeur – complete with Breton stripes and a beret – come nightfall, guests can whizz across Paris, discovering the sparkling boulevards and floodlit monuments that have earned the city it its nickname. From the glittering Eiffel Tower to the majestic Notre-Dame cathedral and iconic Sacré-Cœur, to the classics that hide beyond the city’s traditional tourist track.
Those looking to toast the occasion can enjoy a glass of Champagne en-route before ending the evening in style with tickets to the iconic Féérie Show at Le Moulin Rouge – a truly captivating extravagance at the world-famous cabaret, and not to mention unbelievably romantic!
Launched in Paris in 2003, 4 roues sous un 1 parapluie offers guided tours of Paris’ major attractions in a classic French vintage convertible Citroën Deux Chevaux. The open-air cars provide incredible views of Paris’ most historical landmarks with an English-speaking tour guide to give a deeper understanding of the architecture and history of the city.
With just 17 rooms and suites all designed by Christian Lacroix, Hotel du Petit Moulin is one of the quirkiest spots to stay in Paris. Each of the rooms is individually designed, telling a different story of Le Marais, Paris’ oldest quartier. The 17th century building was once home to Paris’ first ever boulangerie – the original shop frontage remains – and enjoys prime location amid the boutiques, galleries and restaurants of Le Marais.
Combining an indulgent overnight stay with an enchanting sightseeing experience, this is the ultimate way to see Paris by night.
Paris By Night stays with Hotel du Petit Moulin from €435 based on two people sharing an overnight stay on a B&B basis, with a 1h30 tour by night and entrance tickets for the Féérie & Champagne Show at Moulin Rouge for two. Bookable upon request, subject to availability.
Hotel du Petit Moulin, 29/31 rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris, France