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.
– 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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