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August 12, 2023

Europe in the 1960s Through Wonderful Color Photos

The 1960s is a good period for the economy, helped by the fact that EEC (European Economic Community) countries stop charging custom duties when they trade with each other. They also agree joint control over food production, so that everybody now has enough to eat.

May 1968 sees student riots in Paris, and many changes in society and behavior become associated with the ‘68 generation’. These wonderful color photos from Michel Huhardeaux were taken by his father Robert Huhardeaux that show what life looked like in Europe in the 1960s.

Belgium. Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, 1961

Belgium. Brussels National Airport, Vickers Viscount of BEA, DC-6 of SABENA and an unidentified Caravelle, 1961

Belgium. Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, 1961

Germany. Kaiser-Joseph-Stra├če, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1961

Switzerland. Basel Town Hall, 1961

Belgium. Brussels National Airport, Boeing 707 OO-SJF of SABENA, 1962

Belgium. Lifeguard at De Panne beach (La Panne), 1962

Belgium. Lifeguards and their boat at De Panne beach (La Panne), 1962

Italy. Como Cathedral, 1962

Italy. Painter in Cesenatico, 1962

Italy. Summer camps on the beach of Cesenatico, 1962

Italy. Varenna on Lake Como, 1962

Switzerland. Gotthard Pass, 1962

Switzerland. Maria Huhardeaux with her children at the Saint-Gothard pass. The family car is the SIMCA Aronde on the left, 1962

France. Petite France, Strasbourg, Alsace, 1963

Belgium. On the three-master Mercator, Antwerp, 1964

France. Maria and Odile Huhardeaux, Saint-Tropez, 1964

France. Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Saint-Tropez, 1964

France. Painter in Saint-Tropez, 1964

France. The old fishing port, Saint-Tropez, 1964

France. The old fishing port, Saint-Tropez, 1964

Prince's Palace of Monaco, 1964

France. Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, 1965

France. Saint-Servan pier, Brittany. In the background, the car ferry that linked Dinard to Saint-Servan (Saint-Malo) at the time, 1965

England. Piccadilly Circus, London, 1966

France. Filming of the film "Grand Prix", Royat, 1966

France. On the heights of Clermont-Ferrand between Royat and Beaumont, 1966

Switzerland. Mürren, Kanton Wallis, canton of Valais, 1967

Belgium. Grand Place, Brussels, 1968

Italy. Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano, 1968

Italy. Ponte Vecchio and Via Por Santa Maria, Florence, 1968

(Photo © Robert Huhardeaux)

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