Paquebot France


 Dimension: Length 160cm x Width 19cm x Height 40cm

 Grade A / Museum Quality 

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a layer of fiberglass on the hull’s planks and painted with acrylic paint.
  • Deck made with small planks of Sapele wood.
  • Wooden pieces found on the deck, lifeboats and the chimneys etc, are made with Acajou woods and painted.
  • Some pieces are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • Ornaments are made using Solid Brass.


Paquebot France – “Maquette de bateau” – Ship Model

Origin: France

Year: 1960

The ship is well known for being the longest liner of its time and able to sail at 31 knots

Ocean Liner & Cruise Ship Models

Type: liner / Cruise ship

Shipyard: Shipyard Atlantic naval Nazaire France

Built in shipyard under the name of PICARDIE, renamed Paquebot France. Firstly,  before her launch, the second ship to bear this name within the company. However, the largest French steamer, her dimensions having been imposed by those of the docks in Le Havre. Therefore, only French steamer with 4 funnels. Paquebot France leaves Le Havre for her maiden trip on April 20, 1912, that is to say 5 days after the shipwreck of TITANIC.

It should be noted that the lifeboats of Paquebot France have, from the putting into service, a sufficient capacity to accommodate all the passengers and the members of crew.

The steamer will carry out all her career on the line Le Havre-New York. The luxury and the style of her accommodations will be worth to her the nickname of “Versailles of the Atlantic” (or “Ch√Ęteau of the Atlantic”, according to the sources). Leaves Le Havre on April 15 1935, that is to say less than one month before the maiden arrival of NORMANDIE, to be demolished.

Additional information

Weight 34 kg
Dimensions 175 × 33 × 45 cm