Interiors

Public rooms and cabins on the Tahitien and Calédonien

The Tahitien and Calédonien interior layouts were virtually identical with only minor differences in décor, some sources referring to the Calédonien's interiors as more 'stark' than those of her sistership.

This article, from a 1952 publication promoting Caléledonien's entry into service, describes in detail the ship's décor and the philosophy behind it. From the collection of Dominique Nalpas. Click here to view or download the file (2.9MB).

Since the same publicity photographs shown below were used to promote both vessels, it is difficult to determine which ship is depicted in any of the interior photographs.

Dining

Caléledonien - Dining room - Salle à manger.

Dining

Caléledonien - Dining room - Salle à manger. Collection of Lawrence Miller.

Bar

Tahitien - First Class Bar - Bar des 1eres Classes.

First Class Bar

Tahitien - First Class Bar - Bar des 1eres Classes. Collection of Lawrence Miller.

First Class Lounge

Tahitien - First Class Lounge - Salon des 1eres Classes.

Tourist Class Bar

Tahitien - Tourist Class Bar - Bar de la Classe Touriste.

First Class Lounge Terrace

First Class Lounge Terrace - Terrasse du salon des 1eres Classes.

Tourist Class Lounge

Tahitien - Tourist Class Lounge - Salon de la Classe Touriste.

Third Class Dining Room

Tahitien - Third Class Dining Room - Salle à manger des 3mes Classes.

First Class Writing Room

Tahitien - First Class Writing Room - Salon de bridge at de correspondance des 1eres Classes.

First Class Studio Cabin

Tahitien - First Class Studio Cabin - Cabine Studio de 1ere Classe.

Tourist Class Cabin

Tahitien - Tourist Class Double Cabin - Cabine de la Classe Touriste à 2 couchettes.