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November 8, 2022

29 Beautiful Vintage Color Pictures of France in the 1950s Taken By a Tourist

These beautiful photographs were taken by Julia Vanderveer Rees during her trip around France in the 1950s. We saw Vanderveer Rees and her friends visit Paris, Deauville, Chartres, Marseille, Centre-Loire Valley, Cannes and Mont Saint-Michel. 

For more fascinating vintage pictures, make sure to take a look at gbfernie5's brilliant collections on Flickr.

Produce Market, Rue Fortia, Marseille, c1953.

Produce Market, Rue Fortia, Marseille, c1953.

French/Italian Border Region (Ponte San Ludovico), Riviera, c1953.

Village in the Jura Mountains, 1953.

Rue de Rivoli, Paris, c1953.

Banks of the Seine from a Tourist Boat, Paris, c1953.

Banks of the Seine from a Tourist Boat, Paris, c1953.

Guide on Eiffel Tower, Paris, c1953.

Julia Vanderveer Rees and her friend Bonnie, at 9 Rue de l'Échelle, 1st Arrondissement, then the Le Gourmet Sans Chiqué Restaurant, Paris, c1953.

9 Rue de l'Échelle, 1st Arrondissement, then the Le Gourmet Sans Chiqué Restaurant, Paris, c1953.

On Rue du Mont-Cenis (cnr of rue du Chevalier-de-La-Barre), Paris, c1953.

On Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, looking towards Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris, c1953.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris, 1958.

Mont St Michel, France, 1958.

Lacemakers in Traditional Dress outside Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, 1958.

Front Portal, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, 1958.

Landing Museum, Arromanches les Bains, 1958.

Le Planches de Deauville (cnr Place Claude Lelouch), Deauville, 1958.

Deauville, 1958.

Deauville, 1958.

Deauville Casino, and the Hôtel Barrière Le Normandy from Rue de la Mer (cnr Rue Sem), Deauville, 1958.

On the Beach, Cannes, 1958.

Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, 1958.

Cannes, 1958.

Cannes, 1958.

Cannes, 1958.

St. George Gateway, Vendôme, Loire Valley, 1958.

Canal next to Rue Charles VIII, Langeais, Loire Valley, 1958.

View from Rue Gambatta of Château de Langeais, Langeais, Loire Valley, 1958.




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