Cigarettes Cotab Cholon

Marins Français rue Catinat Saigon 1955

STCI Transitaire Saigon

Peugeot 403 Break

Ligne Saigon-Cholon

Notables Saigonnais

Le Maréchal Foch à quai des Messageries Maritimes de Saïgon

Cinéma Eden Saïgon

Femmes Vietnamiennes devant le Garage Charner Saïgon

Agence Air France Saïgon

Un Douglas C-54 Skymaster Air France sur l'aéroport de Saïgon

Taxi Renault 4 CV de Sa´gon

Aigle Azur Saigon

Renault 10 Vietnam Cong Ty Saïgon

Agence Havas Saigon

Brasseries et Glacières Indochine Saigon

Cigarettes Mic Extra Cholon

Optician Michaux Saigon

Saigonnaise Ao Dai Saigon

Arrêt des autobus Boulevard de la Somme à Saïgon en 1946

Camionnette Renault avec une saïgonnaise

Camion Renault Saïgon

Cathedrale Notre Dame Saigon

AÚroport de Sa´gon

Citroen DS19 devant le temple Vinh Nghiem

Peugeot 403 BachÚ

Hotel Continental Saigon

Biere 33 Export Saigon

Taxi Renault 4cv Saïgon

Jeunes filles dans un taxi Lambretta de Saïgon

Dynard Panhard Saïgon

Etablissements Olympic Saigon

AÚroport Tan Son Nhut Sa´gon


Jeunes vietnamiennes

La Cathédrale Notre Dame Saigon

Etablissement Lucien Berthet Catinat Saïgon

Boulevard Charner Sa´gon

Jeunes Sa´gonnaises sur la rue Catinat

Rue de Sa´gon

Vietnamiennes sur un Velosolex Saïgon

Restaurant Kim Long, Renault 4 cv Saïgon

Bonard Boulevard Saigon

Savon Viet-nam

Cyclo-pousse, Renault 4CV Saïgon-Janvier 70

Souvenir de Sa´gon

Cigarettes Mic Extra Cholon

jeunes sa´gonnaises

policiers de Saïgon

Femmes Vietnamiennes devant le Garage Charner Saïgon

Terminus autobus Saïgon

Le Café "Pointe des Blagueurs

Brodard Pastries

The velosolex in Vietnam

Cigarettes Nationales

Cosara Saigon 1953

Enfant sur une Mercedes Sa´gon

Hotel Continental Saïgon

Etablissements Jean Comte Sa´gon

Velosolex et Camion Citroen Saigon

Rue Catinat Saïgon

Grands Magasins Charner Saïgon

Jeune Vietnamienne

Boulevard Bonard Saigon

Enfants dans la rue Catinat

Asianis le Pastis de Sa´gon

Au centre le Commandant Ourta Saigon mars 1952

Touristes françaises en Cyclomoteur à Saïgon

Imprimeries et Librairies Indochinoises Saïgon

Velosolex sur le boulevard Charner Saïgon

H˘tel Continental Cyclomoteur Mars 1951

Hotel Rex, Renault 4 CV, Velosolex, Traction Citroën Saigon 1966

Rue Catinat

SocietÚ des Imprimeries et Librairies Indochichoises Saigon

Chambon Jewelry Catinat Street Saigon

Hotel Caravelle place Law-Son, rue Tu Do Saigon

Groupe Scolaire Jaureguiberry

Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon

Vendeuse dans les rues de Saïgon

Bastos la cigarette de qualité

Plan de Saigon

Cyclomoteur-Taxi Sa´gon

Peugeot 404 devant le ThÚÔtre

Halles Centrales de Saïgon

Vue aÚrienne sur Sa´gon

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Drapeau francais

Norodom Boulevard
in 1955 Dai Thông Nhât
(after 1975 L├¬ Duẩn)

On August 1st, 1863, King Norodom of Cambodia asked for France's help to avoid takeover by Siam (now Thailand) and Annam (now Vietnam).
By the protectorate treaty, King Norodom the 1st prohibits any relationship with a foreign power without France's approval, and a general resident is established in Pnom Penh. In 1887 Cambodia became part of French Indochina.

Norodom Palace (Gouvernor's Palace)

Palais du Haut Commissariat à Saïgon

The original Palace was built between 1868 and 1873 by the French, following plans by the architect Hermitte, and in a neo-baroque style that was very Napoleon III. Under the Second Empire and the Third Republic, it was first used as the Governor's residence (Norodom Palace), then as that of the Governor-General of French Indochina.

Independance Palace

Palais de l' Ind├ępendance Sa├»gon

In 1954 France turned the palace over to Ngo Dinh Diem and it became the seat of government as well as the Presidential Palace of the Republic of South Vietnam. The palace was severely damaged in 1962. Ngo Dinh Diem ordered it to be torn down and commissioned its reconstruction by Vietnamese architect Ng├ Vi├¬t Thu. Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated in November of 1963 by a military coup, and the new Palace of Independence would be completed in 1966 and would remain the seat of the South Vietnamese government until April 30th, 1975, and was where the tanks broke down the gates. It is now called the Palace of Reunification.

Norodom Boulevard from the Botanical Garden

Le Jardin Botanique de Saigon

This boulevard starts in front of the Norodom Palace and passes behind Notre-Dame cathedral to open onto the Botanical and Zoological gardens, founded in 1865 by French botanist Jean-Baptiste Louis Pierre with over a thousand species of plants.

The Botanical Garden

Le Jardin Botanique Saigon L'├ęl├ęphant du Jardin Botanique Le Pont de l'Avalanche Saigon

The Avalanche Bridge

Saigon Botanical Garden

The Zoo

Jardin Botanique de Sa├»gon L'├ęl├ęphant du Jardin Botanique Le Zoo de Saigon

Blanchard de la Brosse museum
"Bào Tang Viên"
now Vietnam History Museum

Mus├ęe Blanchard de la Brosse Sa├»gon Mus├ęe Blanchard de la Brosse Sa├»gon

The museum is located in the Botanical and Zoological gardens.
It was built by Auguste Delaval and it was inaugurated on 1st January 1929.
It traces the Vietnam's history from antiquities until 1930.


Foyer du Soldat et du Marin before 1955
National Defense College after 1955

Foyer du Soldat et du Marin Saigon Foyer du Soldat et du Marin Saigon

Left photo: at 2 - 4 number , the "Soldiers and Sailors Home", with its swimming pool, located next door to the ÔÇťMaison de la RadioÔÇŁ (Radio broadcast center)..
Right photo: After 1955, the Home became the National Defense College.
tel: 21.770


Air France Agency

Air France
Agence Air France Saïgon

- " 12 " Air France Agency " before before its installation on december 24th 1959 in the Caravelle Hotel located on Theater (Law-Son) Square.
Tel : 21.981 to 21.983

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Veterans Center

- at 23 Veterans Center (Maison du Combattant)
Tel: 21.861


Peugeot Saigon

The Jean Comte Company since 1920

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Peugeot 202 dans le Hall d'expostion du Garage Jean Comte Sa├»gon Jean Comte Company Saigon Le p├Ęre et ses enfants en Peugeot 203 Saigon

34 Norodom Boulevard
Tel: 20.257 et 22.527
Concessionaire for:
Automobiles and parts: Peugeot, Hotchkiss, Dodge, Packard, Saurer

Peugeot 202 and 203 automobiles at the Jean Comte Garage

Peugeot 203 Saigon Peugeot 203 Publiciit├ę Jean Comte Saigon Peugeot 203 devant le Garage Jean Comte Saigon Peugeot 203 Saigon Peugeot 203 en exposition au Garage Jean Comte Saigon Peugeot 202 ├á la station-service Jean Comte Sa├»gon

Cycles and motorcycles: Peugeot, Meteore, as well as, from 1950 on, the famous V├ęlosolex.

V├ęlosolex and Peugeot motorcycle at the Jean Comte Garage

Velosolex Jean ComteVelosolex Etablissements Jean Comte Saïgon Velosolex Etablissements Jean Comte Saïgon Montage des motos Peugeot aux Etablissements Jean Comte Saïgon

Tires: Michelin
Miscellaneous: Sedis chains, Champion, Jaeger, Marchal, Solex, Shell, Isorel
Branch office
11 Doudars de La Gr├ęe Boulevard
Paris office: 17, rue Daru
Paris VIII
General administrator: M. Marcel Laurent
Board members:
Mr. J.B. Comte (president)
Mr. J.R. Comte (vice-president)
A corporation with a capital of 127,500,500.- francs.

Velosolex rue Catinat saigon

The V├ęlosolex in Vietnam

Velosolex Jean ComteThe velosolex in Vietnam Rex Hotel, Renault 4 CV, Velosolex,  Citro├źn Saigon 1966 In 1963 Solex in front the Theater  (Parliament) Saigon

The VeloSoleX first appeared in Indochina in 1950 when the Jean Comte Establishments imported the first velosolex 45s into the 3 countries on the peninsula: Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam.
The VeloSoleX was very popular in the cities of South Vietnam, especially Saigon, Hue, and Tourane, its story ended in 1975.

In 1960 the Jean Comte Company became
Saigon Xe Hoi Cong Ty

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In 1960 the Jean Comte Company became Xe Hoi C├┤ng Ty, to day this is a building with a shopping center " Diamond Plaza" just behind Notre-Dame Cathedral.
M. Jean Comte will return to France in 1970 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Paris suburbs).

The Officers' Club

- " at 47 the Officers'Club (Cercle Militaire)
Tel: 20.219 and 20.157


Marechal de Latttre de Tassigny Street

Bata Shoes

Bata Vietnam
Publicit├ęs Bata

A French corporation
Indochina Division
Shoe factories in :
Saïgon-Cholon, Hanoï-Haïphong
Headquarters :
76 Marechal de Latttre de Tassigny Street

Chaussures Bata Saïgon
Bata Saïgon

Somme Boulevard

Pachod Brothers

C├┤-b├á Pachod Fr├Ęres Sa├»gon

This company imported Englebert tires, Simmons mattresses, Mercier bicycles, Simplex derailleurs, Exshaw cognac, fabrics and bazaar articles into Indochina.
22 Somme Boulevard
40 Henri d'Orleans Boulevard

"Au Dragon d'Or" Dance Hall
(Kim Long)

Dancing Au Dragon d'Or Saigon

Dragon d'or Dance Hall and Dai-a Restaurant were located at:
181 Somme Boulevard in Saigon.

Douaumont Street

Indochina Tobacco & Cigarette Manufacturer M├ęlia Saigon "MITAC"

Cigarettes Melia Saigon Cigarettes Melia Saigon

Limited Liabilty Company with a capital of 7.500.000 Piastres
121-139 Douaumont Street

Manufactured Rubber Company

Caoutchouc Saigon

140 Douaumont Street

Richaud Street
STCI Transit

STCI Transitaire Saigon STCI Peugeot Saigon

Warehouse :
Transit, customs clearance, cabotage
242 ter Richaud Street
Head office:
17 Colombier Street

Maison G.M. Fakra

Maison G M Farka Saigon


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