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    #91
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    Arriving at the lock of Ouistreham




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      #92
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      And the marina




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        #93
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        Thank you for this report. I must remember to take my camera with me on the next walk. There is so much to show.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          Not in Normandy, 200km further North, near the border with Belgium, LILLE is an attractive city in historic and cultural point of view. Staying there for few days, about ten years after my last visit, I enjoyed discovering it again, walking in its old streets, drinking a beer on the Grand Place, visiting galleries.
          Furthermore it was an opportunity to return to the Museum of Villeneuve d’Ascq dedicate to Modern ART with the greatest French collection of Art Brut (English or American translation: Outsider Art).

          Last edited by yvneac; March 29th, 2013, 16:43.

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            Last edited by yvneac; March 29th, 2013, 16:33.

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              #96
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              Lille is a nice place for the gourmets....




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                #97
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                Grand-Place


                Climbing school?

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                  #98
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                  I'm impressed by the sheer amount of very elaborate structures... very unlike what we see for example here in Trondheim, and some other Northern cities...

                  In summer, this must be a wonderful place to spend vacations. Riding a bike under a blue sky perhaps?
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                    Last saturday we went for a stroll to Deauville. Owing to the grey sky and the chilly wind, walking alond the beach was not so pleasant then we opted for an exhibition arranged by the French Lines association who manage the archives of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique.

                    The maritim life of two former boats was showed.

                    MS France 1912-1934
                    Launched same year as Titanic, she had her maiden voyage five days after Titanic hit the iceberg.
                    She was the second France but the first one never sailed on Le Havre-New York line. Everyone knows the third one, renamed Norway and sold to the scrappers.
                    France II was not the fastest vessel but certainly the more luxurious one, according to the commercial Policy of the company who banked on a rich clientèle.
                    Due to her decoration in Classic style (LouisXIV lounge) she was nicknamed le Versailles des mers (Versailles of the seas).
                    During the IWW she served as a troup transport and hospital vessel.

                    MS Paris 1921-1939
                    With this boat the company wants to charm American customers, as after the war it was the more lucrative market.
                    Art Nouveau, Art Deco, glass and iron structures, dancing, movie hall, telephone in the first class cabins…A particular care about gastronomy and great French wines and spirits is the rule:never forget USA are under prohibition laws.When she docks in New-York, bars of MS Paris are the favorite place for local gentry.The company prefers pay penalties rather than put her guest on diet!
                    In 1939 a fire breaks out onboard and the boat sinks in the Harbour of Le Havre three years before MS Normandie in New-York for the same reasons…

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                      MS FRANCE

                      Models.




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                        Two pictures by Georges Lachapelle Official Painter of Navy.




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                          Onboard MS France




                          Cabin ship's boys

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                            MS Paris

                            In drydock


                            In New York harbour

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                              Dancing on the deck



                              Mini golf

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                                Projection room



                                Children's theater.In the background you can see Guignol puppet,very popular in France
                                Last edited by yvneac; April 9th, 2013, 21:01.

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