The Île-de-France in a port

Entering service for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique in 1927, the liner, Île-de-France, embarked on its maiden voyage...

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Eiffel tower

The 1930s refers to the period from 1930 to 1939. The decade was marked by famines, the deepening of the economic crisis...

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Elegant woman

In the 1930s, women often wore body-hugging clothes to achieve a graceful silhouette. Outfits and accessories were...

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Woman with an elegant makeup

During cruises in the 1930s, women wore subtle makeup to allow their natural beauty to shine through. Here are some makeup...

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Dancing scene

Recreate a 30’s atmosphere at your dinner party by enjoying some Jazz.

 

Dinner is a good time for talking....

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Woman with a Charleston headband

During the gala dances on transatlantic liners, the Charleston headband was a highly prized accessory. Easily recognized...

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A dancer

Throughout the 20s and 30s, cabarets attracted great numbers, eager to watch spectacular shows in a joyful and glamorous...

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The Casa de Serralves

To enjoy an evening of elegance with a 1930’s theme, take some time to discover some Art Deco sites! Also used in the...

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The Empire State Building

During transatlantic Crossings, the liner Île-de-France became a mobile model for the Art Deco movement due to its...

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Florida (USA) streets

In 1925, Paris played host to numerous innovative designers from all over the world at the International Exposition of...

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 Capitol of the State of Oregon in the United States

Art Deco was the first architecture and interior design movement to develop globally, during the 1920s.

 

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Woman in a coffee shop

When in France, take a moment to explore French literary culture over a coffee and a few sweet treats. Here are the...

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Feet of a couple in Paris

Knowing Paris’ reputation as a city of romance, here are a few suitable places for an intimate dinner date:

 

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Dishes on a table

To entertain your guests with a French Touch, decorate your table using a few tips from the French Art of Living.

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People at a picnic

The enrichment of time spent with loved ones

 

Just like great reunions, time spent with loved ones is a...

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Restaurant on a boat

Gourmet cuisine is considered to be part of the art of living in France and is an integral part of its identity.

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A video film

From the most magnificent ships to the most tragic shipwrecks, cinema closely followed the history of transatlantic...

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A book and a coffee

Go in search of the hidden face of the Art Deco movement by reading some of its works!

 

Here are a few...

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Art Deco patterns

Express your creativity through a totally Art Deco ILE DE FRANCE® cheeseboard that will transport your guests!

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Bread

Bread is a part of French tradition, forming a staple of the French diet.
Here are a few ideas for bread to...

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a cook

French gourmet cuisine is seen as refined and high quality and has been exported by numerous chefs all around the world....

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 terrace of a restaurant

Add a French Touch to your meals and travel with ILE DE FRANCE® to understand that famous French “Art of Living”:
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Art Deco pattern

Recreate an Art Deco ambience, worthy of the Transatlantic liner, Île-de-France, in your own home, by customizing one of...

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Menu of a restaurant

Crossings by transatlantic liner, Île-de-France, were an opportunity to showcase French gourmet cooking.
The...

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