I’m not sure people in Paris know how to park their cars. It’s probably due to the utter lack of space where you are able to actually park them, but it is nonetheless amazing. I remember sitting at the Les Deux Magots last year for lunch and watching a SUV back straight into a black mustang. You could hear the *bump* as the two cars collided, but nobody in sight seemed to acknowledge it. The driver of the SUV simply shifted into gear and moved his vehicle a foot or so forward. It’s funny how you can look at the front end of pretty much every car in Paris and they are all dented or scratched. For instance, look at these cars below:
It doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary from the picture above, but look at the picture below -- their bumpers are an inch apart! I don’t know how they would get out of this predicament without an accident of some sort.
My suggestion if you are on vacation in Paris: walk or take the subway!