60 years ago, the first triumphal arrival of “France” in New York



<p>The liner “<a data-ail=France” arrives in New York at the end of its first transatlantic crossing, February 8, 1962

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On February 8, 1962, the prestigious ship “France” made a triumphal entry into the port of New York, under the clamor of sirens, completing its first transatlantic crossing.

This emblem of the “glorious thirty French”, which will end up in the scrap metal of India in 2008, then attracts all the superlatives: “the longest, newest, most luxurious” of the liners connecting Europe to America , describe the AFP dispatches of the time.

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