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Tourism - Expo Paris 1937

Tourism at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1937
© H. Chipault
Architect(s) : Pierre Sardou

This pavilion, on the corner of the Quai and the Pont de l'Alma, had a basement fitted out to showcase the riches of France, as well as a restaurant; on the ground floor, where the general intelligence services were centralised, there was a PTT office; and finally, on the first floor, you could admire a very fine presentation of France made by the Fédérations des Syndicats d'Initiative, with the participation in particular of the Commissariat Général du Tourisme (General Commissariat for Tourism), the Centre National d'Expansion du Tourisme (National Centre for the Expansion of Tourism), the Touring-Club (Touring Club), and the Automobile Club and the Alpine Club.

In this broad picture, the hotel industry has its fair share.

Dominating the palace majestically, a large tower, illuminated at night, indicated the French provinces by their most famous monuments and sites, as well as the major air routes.

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