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French Lines The object of the French Lines Association is to highlight the heritage of the French shipping lines, in particularly that of the Compagnie Générale Maritime and the Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée. This heritage covers more than one and a half centuries of French maritime history through the collections of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique™ and the Messageries Maritimes™. Famous vessels have left their mark on this history such as the liner France™ and the liner Normandie™.

The heritage is composed of documentary resources retracing the life of shipping lines (paper collections) and two important iconographic collections (photo and film collections). The heritage also includes numerous objects of which the most remarkable are classified in the French National Heritage (object collections) and protected historical trademarks (trademark collections).

The most important objective of French Lines is to present their collections to the public by way of exhibition centres and to give access to its archives in documentation centres (reference), in the main French ports where the history of these companies took place. The Association also develops a communication network with the organisations in possession of archives and collections concerning French shipping lines in order to make it easier for researches and other interested parties in France or abroad, to use them.





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Great liners

Normandie

Normandie

Do we need to introduce NORMANDIE, the liner who deserved all the superlatives? NORMANDIE will remain the greatest and the most luxurious liner built by the French Line. She was the greatest ship in ...

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France

France

Last transatlantic liner built on behalf of Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, FRANCE will close in September 1974 the line Le Havre-New York which had been exploited by Compagnie for 110 years : a ...

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Lafayette

Lafayette

LAFAYETTE will have a very short career. First large engine steamer of the Company, very modern of style, she is brought into service on the line the Le Havre-New York in May 1930. Carries out ...

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France

France

Built in shipyard under the name of PICARDIE, renamed FRANCE before her launching, the second ship to bear this name within the company. At the time, the largest French steamer, her dimensions having ...

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André Lebon

André Lebon

Twin steamer of PAUL LECAT built for the line of Far East pursuant to the convention of 1912. Bears the name of the President of Messageries Maritimes from 1902 to 1914, former minister of the ...

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