Watch: 13 nostalgic old videos of France

Watch: 13 nostalgic old videos of France

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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