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Flight to the French Riviera
Description: Air France travelogue from the late 1940s that describes the highlights a visitor would have on a trip to the beautiful Cote d’Azur

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Clip #: TFA-1D
Length: 22:00
Year: 1949
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Europe
Country: France
Subject: Air Travel
Original: 16mm
1940s, travelogues, France, Southern France, Mediterranean Sea, Cote d’Azur, harbour, harbor, harbours, harbors, resort towns, resorts, luxury, wealth, casinos, coast, shore, shoreline, coastline, French Riviera, hotels, ports, beaches, peninsulas, travel destinations, vistas, views, roadways, Europe, France, Monaco, French Riviera, Mandelieu la Napoule, Cannes, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Monte Carlo, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, Juan-les-Pins, Golfe Juan, Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eden Roc, Antibes 01:33:23:04 In Flight Aerial views Air France Lockheed Constellation airplane in flight. Spinning propeller seen through window from inside airplane. (transportation, propeller airplanes, on the move, travel, journey) French Riviera PAN airplane in flight to city coastline. Air France propeller airplane landing on runway. People (friends, family) waving from sidelines. Passengers disembarking Air France airplane via boarding stairs & walking to terminal. Facade airport terminal building. (arrivals, arriving, trips, traveling, airports) 01:34:55:05 French Riviera Cars driving on coastal roadway. VS scenic views of coat w/ red rocks, Mediterranean Sea blue waters, picturesque shoreline. (scenic, picturesque) Villas along coast. (luxury, wealth) Mandelieu la Napoule, France HA Chateau de La Napoule (Castle of Mandelieu-la-Napoule). French Riviera Campsite of tents in wooded area. Sun umbrellas & lounge chairs on beach. French Riviera (including Cannes, France) VS gardens (parks) w/ flowerbeds, palm trees, fountains w/ statues. (picturesque, lush) 01:36:50:29 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France PAN Alpes-Maritimes mountains & coastline. Grande Cornice, French Riviera Tourists looking at views at scenic viewpoint. (tourism, tourists, sightseeing, scenic viewpoints, vistas, views) VS HA coastal views of Cap Ferrat peninsula & Eze. 01:37:46:01 HA Monte Carlo cityscape along coast. Monte Carlo, Monaco Casino Monte Carlo facade. Man photographing girls, women & boys dressed in traditional Monegasque clothing. Portraits of girls in traditional Monegasque clothing. (traditional culture, traditional Monegasque culture, Monaco culture, traditional clothing) Harbor & waterfront. 01:39:09:00 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France Harbor & waterfront. (harbours, harbors) Street scenes / outdoor cafes (sidewalk cafes). People carrying fishing poles & fishing into waterfront. 01:39:45:22 Nice, France HA cityscape along coast. Car POV cars (traffic) driving on street. Promenade des Anglais along beach (esplanade). People relaxing on beach (including bathing beauties), participating in leisure activities, & sitting / walking along Promenade des Anglais. (outdoor leisure activities, recreational pursuits, relaxation) People sitting at sidewalk cafes (outdoor cafes). (French culture, relaxation, dining, tourist resorts) 01:40:55:09 French Riviera, France Women (models) modeling beachwear / resort wear (daywear, summer clothing) to people seated at tables in fashion show. Audience applauding. Bikini competition (swimsuit competition) (1940s fashion, fashion shows, modeling, models, beauty, bathing suits, swimwear, bikinis) Conga band provide lively accompaniment to dancers / Conga Line (Conga Dancing). (1940s culture, Latin American culture, Cuban culture, leisure activities, dancing, Cuban music, novelty and fad dances, trends, nightlife) 01:42:15:19 French Riviera, France Harbor & waterfront of town / village. (harbours, harbors) Fishermen w/ fishing net. People bicycling on old town streets. (local culture, French culture, French villages) WS Antibes cityscape across Mediterranean Sea? Cannes, France HA cityscape / coastline along French Riviera & harbor. People walking on La Croisette promenade w/ luxury hotels including Carlton Hotel visible. (tourist resorts) LA international flags. 01:43:32:04 Cannes, France VS people relaxing on beach (including airplane flying over beach), sunbathing, enjoying leisure activities, children playing w/ sand. (outdoor leisure activities, recreational pursuits, relaxation, tourist resorts) Moored boats (including yachts) in harbor. Recreational boats being repaired on shore. Sailboats on glistening Mediterranean Sea. (harbor, port, harbour) 01:45:44:12 Cannes, France Water jousting. Water skiing / water skiing tricks (stunts). (water sports, outdoor leisure activities, recreational pursuits, sports, water skiers) 01:47:13:02 Juan-les-Pins / Golfe Juan, France Promenade & coastal view. International nautical flags. VS beach w/ people sunbathing, wading in water. French Riviera, France (Cannes?) VS women of different ages wearing bikinis on beach. Sign for “Bikini Beach.” (1940s fashion, 1940s trends, bathing beauties, beauty, portrait, swimsuits, swimwear) Overweight women wearing swimsuits & doing calesthenics (exercising). (fat, obese, irony, exercise) Outdoor table tennis (ping pong) near beach. People in swimsuits playing volleyball along waterfront. Young girl (toddler) holding dog by leash outdoors. Boules game (jeu de boules). VS man playing golf on golf course. (outdoor leisure activities, recreational pursuits, sports, games) 01:49:33:14 Monte Carlo, Monaco VS adults & children swimming, sunbathing (sun tanning) & lounging next to luxury hotel swimming pools (including Monte Carlo Beach Hotel). Cap Ferrat, France Bathing beauties in one-piece swimsuit & bikinis standing in line next to pool. (beauty, swimwear, 1940s trends, bikinis, fashion) Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France VS man diving into swimming pool off diving board (including slow motion). Smiling bathing beauty. People lounging by pool. Bikini clad woman climbing out of swimming pool. Eden Roc, Antibes, France People lounging alongside swimming pool & swimming in pool, & looking at scenic view of Mediterranean Sea. (outdoor leisure activities, recreational pursuits, relaxation, water sports, tourist resorts, luxury hotels) 01:51:46:15 French Riviera, France VS scenic views of Meditteranean Sea & coast. Fishing boats moored on shore. Village street scene w/ clocktown (Villefranche-sur-Mer?). Cannes, France Traffic on La Croisette promenade w/ Carlton Hotel visible. French Riviera, France (probably Cannes) EXT Air France office. Villas along coast. People dining along coast. People looking at views of coast from scenic viewpoint. 01:53:36:05 French Riviera, France Air France propeller airplane parked at airport. Air France propeller airplane taking off from runway. (transportation, propeller airplanes, travel) 01:54:03:26

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