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Watch: 13 nostalgic old videos of France

PUBLISHED: 10:36 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:36 22 August 2019

The Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris (c) Antonel / Getty Image

The Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris (c) Antonel / Getty Image

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How has life in France changed over the years? From the Tour de France 1951 to twenties seaside fun, take a look at these vintage videos

- News From France (1958)

News stories on skiing, Paris fashion and guide-dogs.

- Tour De France (1951)

The peloton faced a gruelling mountain route for the final stage of the 1951 tour.

- Eiffel Tower, Paris (1948)

Grainy aerial shots of the Eiffel tower.

- Heavy Snowstorms in Central France (1958)

St. Flour had a thick covering of snow.

- Deauville (1920-1929)

Holidaymakers enjoying the beach and games in Deauville.

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- France's Most Beautiful Woman (1922)

Mlle Souret, who won a French Beauty Contest, and the outfits she wore in "Pins and Needles".

- France Has New Autoroute (1963)

Drivers lined up at a toll booth to go on the new French motorway in 1963.

- Arc de Triomphe (1918)

A victory pageant passing through the Arc de Triomphe.

- Skiing (1930-1939)

"Ever heard of a sport called skiing? Well take a lesson in how it should be done."

- France's New President (1932)

Footage from Paris when M. Albert Lebrun was elected president.

- Lyon, France (1936)

A game of boules in Lyon.

- Swimming (1930)

"Enthusiatic crowds witness keen swimming competition in relay races near Paris."

- The Grand Prix France (1923)

Cars race through a French village to the finish line.

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