"one June morning in 1925 a victoria brought a woman and her daughter down to Gausse's Hôtel"
A Victoria Carriage
Creative Commons AttributionA Victoria Carriage - Credit: A. McMurray

A Victoria is a low, light four-wheeled carriage with a calash top, a seat for two passengers, and a perch in front for the driver. 

It reached the height of its popularity in the Victorian era.