National Geographic : 1960 Nov
There's a big smile on the face of France Have you been to France lately? It's really as gay as they say. Paris is positively pink with pleasure. There are more sailboats in the Tuileries; more dreamers in the Luxembourg. The franc is heavier, but lighter in zeros. And every transportation ter minal has a helpful City Hostess who looks just like Gigi! There are bigger spectacles in the Castles ... littl'er swim suits in St. Tropez... grander feasts in Lyon...greater paintings in Aix-en-Provence ... blacker truffles in Perigord. In Roquefort the cheese is bluer. Burgundy is expecting an intoxi cating year. Provence is swimming in bouilla baisse. Even the bread seems half an inch longer. And the ghosts of Les Baux have left town. It's a good time, today, in France. It's a great place to visit and you would love to live there. See your travel agent or for folders and information write: Dept. Gil, P.O. Box $221. New York 10, N,Y. French Government Tourist Office: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Miami, Montreal.