National Car and Tourism Museum, Compi├Ęgne / Photo Hutin, Compi├Ęgne

Comtoise jaunting car. Anonymous. Circa 1830

This type of car is also known as a pleasure car or a lake touring car. Used for tourism around alpine lakes, these carriages feature a body open on one side containing a single seat for two people placed on the vehicle's axle. Sitting facing the lake they are travelling around, passengers do not have to turn their heads and twist their necks for hours to admire the lake landscape.