Yes Heron, I do think Normandie was THE most beautiful ship ever made ; exterior and interiors were really gorgeous. The France's interiors looked cheap. But the ligne of the France used be the most elegant at the time he touched the ocean. Very modern and well balanced
But I still believe the Normandie was the real master piece of the naval construction, he didn't last long alas.
Since the Picture I placed on my site is no longer hotlinked, I resized it at almost its original size, . . . for eyes pleasure.
When I look at this picture I still can figure how we (French) let him go in 79 and how in 2006 we could let him go to Alang without giving a damn.