La Clé

Volume 7, Issue 32; 06 Mar 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Très cool.

My rental has no key. Or rather, it has this little plastic brick for a key:

La Clé
La Clé

(The 0.50€ coin is about the size of a US quarter.)

The little buttons on the key let you open the doors. Once inside the car, the whole key slides into a slot in the dashboard. After you’ve inserted the key, the ignition is nothing more than a “start” button.

Très cool, if a little clunky to carry around.