CGT Oceanline SS France Poster
The Ile de France was a liner of innovation from the outset. The first large liner built after the conclusion of World War I, she was not so much an engineering marvel as a decorative break from the traditions of passenger ship design. The Ile de France would herald the inception of the modernistic Art Deco designs into passenger shipbuilding and would be the forerunner for the artistic influence which would give birth to the Normandie of later years. The Ile de France would soon become the first ship of the French Line's era of innovation, establishing new precedents in French maritime architecture.