Launch of the liner France May 11, 1960 - photograph by Ouest France

Launch of the liner France May 11, 1960
Launch of the liner France May 11, 1960
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N°9 of a limited edition to 300 copie(s)

Description of the photograph

The transatlantic "France", the day of its launch, on May 11, 1960, in the shipyards of the Atlantic at Saint Nazaire. Several hundred thousand spectators attend this event. The vessel was launched at 1615, half an hour before the open sea. At 4:30 pm, General de Gaulle delivered a speech, which ended with "And now that France ends and goes to the ocean, to sail and serve! Long live France, long live France! ".

Keywords used by Archives Ouest-France to describe this photograph: Archives Ouest-France, ship, launch, inauguration, launch, vintage, history, sea, old photograph

Information about the photograph


This art photograph was taken with a film camera. The picture is printed on satin paper using the latest inkjet printing technologies.


Each print is coated with a protective varnish to ensure long-lasting preservation.


270g/m2 satin-finish paper.

Mounting on aluminium

The photograph is laminated on a 2mn Dibond aluminium plate with a frame on the back to easily hang the photograph on the wall.


This photograph is sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Available sizes

14x14, 20x20.

Suggested finishes

Print only, Premium aluminium frame, Aluminum mounting.


This photograph is part of a limited edition of 300 copies worldwide.

Frames information

Frame sizes
Frames size
Small10x8, 12x8, 12x9
Medium24x20, 24x24
Frame details
  • Each frame is aluminium (best quality) or wood
  • A blank mat is always present to frame the photo
  • Frame covered with a glass to protect the photograph
Frames sizeSize of the related photographs
Framing 11x1410x8, 12x8, 12x9
Framing 24x2414x14
Framing 20x24 or 24x3020x14, 20x16, 20x14
Framing 24x2420x20

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