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Watch The Paris was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. The French Lines Paris was built by Chantiers de lAtlantique of St. Nazaire. Although the Paris was laid down in 1913, her launching was delayed until 1916, and she was not completed until 1921, due to World War I. When the Paris finally completed, she was the largest liner under the French flag, at 34,569 tons. Dining on the Paris was excellent, her service was superb, and the living spaces were divinely comfortable and luxurious.French Line ships had enormous appeal in the twenties-Floating bits of France itself, as one brochure aptly stated. Service and accommodation were fine but the cuisine was its most outstanding feature, it is said that more sea gulls followed the Paris than any other ship in hopes of grabbing scraps of the haute cuisine that were dumped overboard.The French Lines success took off when a third ship joined the relay: the Ile de France. The Paris was destroyed by fire April , 1939 at her dock in Le Havre.

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