A Bit of Old French Tradition
This is a pretty cool souvenir from France that oozes French culture and can bring a bit of French charm straight to your kitchen. And it doesn't get much more French than an old Citroen automobile. These were quite popular in the 20th century and can be found throughout French cinema. Additionally, this souvenir features the French flag, alongside a baguette, and a rooster that is meant to conjure images of France's all too endearing countryside. One thing is fore sure, this souvenir hints at a place that is most likely quite different from where you are and therefore invites you to daydream about the aesthetics and way of life that awaits on your next trip into French culture.
Citroen in Details
Citroen is, by far, one of French most renown cars. And the model depicted, the 2CV, was one of the firm's most famous car not only in France but also overseas in countries as faraway as Argentina. The company was founded by Andre Citroen in 1919 and his first car was the Type A. Mr. Citroen excelled in innovation not only in the designs of the cars but also in the marketing strategies which included big billboards on Eiffel Tower.
As a way to manage the company's financial erratic condition, model Traction Avant was developed in the thirties. After Mr. Citroen's death, the company now owned by Michelin, continued seeking new models, even under the pressure of the Germans during World War II. The model depicted on the souvenir was a great accomplishment that put the company under the international spotlight. Today, Citroen is one of the most successful car companies in the world. This is the coolest travel souvenir to give a car fan back home.