National Geographic : 1925 Mar
The Spirit of France Begins when you pass Sandy Hook I F you could take a little grey cobble- stoned corner of old Tours, with a church, and a cafe, and a market, and a dog asleep in the sun-if you could carry it through the air to America, away from its chateau country and its shining and placid Loire-would you have France? No. France isn't brick and stone. It's alive-human. France is French people, Iiving - laughing - shaping inanimate things to the French pattern....That's why French Line boats are France afloat. When you walkup the gangplank, you'reinFrance. You can book passage for one hundred and forty dollars on the big, one-cabin liners, French as France itself. You can even make a round trip for one hundred and sixty-two dollars, tourist class, with indi- vidual cabins. Plenty of deck space, salons and smoking rooms .... Write for booklet. ~cLLM Compagnie Generale Transatlantiqtte, 19 State Street, New York Agencies in Principal CitlCS ofEttrope and the United States ~...... ..:.~~ SWITZERL~ND There is only one- That happy, beautiful, majestic little Republic of the Alps, which for cen- turies has been the goal of millions of tourists from every part of the world. A tour of Switzerland is a most eco- nomical vacation. We are constantly arranging for American tourists most atisfying itineraries, one of the many advantages of which is that they avoid all rush and cost comparatively little. Let us show you how to see Switzerland com- fortably and well-supply you with numerous illustrated booklets, maps, etc., and make all arrangements for your tour. Wouldn't you like to go to Geneva, the world's peace capital, ever attractive for its beauty, wealth and intellect; to enjoy the delights of distinguished Lausanne-Ouchv, an inte rn a- tional center for education, and the mingled city and peasant life in Berne, the quaintest and most charming diplomatic city of Europe? You will travel in luxuriously equipped elec- t ric tra ins-via the Loetschberg route, for instance-to the kaleidoscopic Bernese Ober- land; and be a part of the fascinating life at its many gay resorts, particularly at the garden spots of Thun, Kandersteg-Gstaad and Inter- laken. The glacier beauties and pastoral life at Grindelwald and Wengen, the thrills of the ]ungfrau Railway to the top of the world, with the many side trips above cloudland to the Schynige Platte and Murren, will last forever. And beautiful Lucerne, where wiss history was made hundreds of years ago-with the fascinating country about. Or the Grison • with its snow-capped peaks and blos- soming valleys and its famous St. Moritz. All Sports in perfection and inexhaustible- Wonderful Golf everywhere. You will never forget a single minute of days spent in Switzerland. Write for S'wiss traq,el literature; address SWISS FEDERAL RAILROADS 241 Fifth Avenue, New York "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."