Etablissement Lucien Berthet Catinat Saïgon

Cigarettes Cotab Cholon

STCI Transitaire Saigon

Cigarettes Mic Extra Cholon

Arrêt des autobus Boulevard de la Somme à Saïgon en 1946

Renault 10 Vietnam Cong Ty Saïgon

Agence Havas Saigon

Marins Français rue Catinat Saigon 1955

Peugeot 403 Break

Camion Renault Saïgon

Peugeot 403 Bach

Hotel Continental Saigon

Aroport de Sagon

Aigle Azur Saigon

Etablissements Olympic Saigon

Le Maréchal Foch à quai des Messageries Maritimes de Saïgon

Femmes Vietnamiennes devant le Garage Charner Saïgon

Jeunes Sagonnaises sur la rue Catinat

Saigonnaise Ao Dai Saigon

La Cathédrale Notre Dame Saigon

Camionnette Renault avec une saïgonnaise

Vietnamiennes sur un Velosolex Saïgon

Aroport Tan Son Nhut Sagon

Citroen DS19 devant le temple Vinh Nghiem

Cathedrale Notre Dame Saigon

Rue de Sagon

Dynard Panhard Saïgon

Brasseries et Glacières Indochine Saigon

Taxi Renault 4 CV de Sagon

Jeunes filles dans un taxi Lambretta de Saïgon

Biere 33 Export Saigon

Taxi Renault 4cv Saïgon

Cinéma Eden Saïgon

Ligne Saigon-Cholon

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

Notables Saigonnais

Jeunes vietnamiennes

Optician Michaux Saigon

Boulevard Charner Sagon

Agence Air France Saïgon

Cyclo-pousse, Renault 4CV Saïgon-Janvier 70

Cigarettes Nationales

Hotel Caravelle place Law-Son, rue Tu Do Saigon

Vue arienne sur Sagon

Bastos la cigarette de qualité

Hotel Continental Saïgon

Peugeot 404 devant le Thtre

Grands Magasins Charner Saïgon

Rue Catinat Saïgon

Plan de Saigon

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

Savon Viet-nam

Le Café "Pointe des Blagueurs

Cosara Saigon 1953

Asianis le Pastis de Sagon

Au centre le Commandant Ourta Saigon mars 1952

Groupe Scolaire Jaureguiberry

Jeune Vietnamienne

Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon

Cigarettes Mic Extra Cholon

Terminus autobus Saïgon

Cyclomoteur-Taxi Sagon

Velosolex et Camion Citroen Saigon

The velosolex in Vietnam

jeunes sagonnaises

Enfant sur une Mercedes Sagon

Imprimeries et Librairies Indochinoises Saïgon

Etablissements Jean Comte Sagon

Touristes françaises en Cyclomoteur à Saïgon

Societ des Imprimeries et Librairies Indochichoises Saigon

Souvenir de Sagon

policiers de Saïgon

Enfants dans la rue Catinat

Boulevard Bonard Saigon

Bonard Boulevard Saigon

Femmes Vietnamiennes devant le Garage Charner Saïgon

Velosolex sur le boulevard Charner Saïgon

Brodard Pastries

Chambon Jewelry Catinat Street Saigon

Rue Catinat

Restaurant Kim Long, Renault 4 cv Saïgon

Halles Centrales de Saïgon

Vendeuse dans les rues de Saïgon

Htel Continental Cyclomoteur Mars 1951

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Drapeau francais

Norodom Boulevard
in 1955 Dai Thông Nhât
(after 1975 Lê 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' Indépendance Saïgon

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 Ngö Viêt 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'éléphant du Jardin Botanique Le Pont de l'Avalanche Saigon

The Avalanche Bridge

Saigon Botanical Garden

The Zoo

Jardin Botanique de Saïgon L'éléphant du Jardin Botanique Le Zoo de Saigon

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

Musée Blanchard de la Brosse Saïgon Musée Blanchard de la Brosse Saïgon

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 “Maison de la Radio” (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

Air France Two monks in Saigon Air France The Far East Air FranceAir France Boulevard Norodom Saigon Air France Saïgon Air France Saïgon-Hong Kong Air France Constellation Saïgon

Veterans Center

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


Peugeot Saigon

The Jean Comte Company since 1920

Jean Comte Company Saigon Jean Comte Company Saigon Etablissements Jean Comte Saigon Peugeot 302 Saïgon 18 octobre 1935 Ets Jean Comte Saigon - Phnom-Penh Peugeot 203 Ets Jean Comte Saigon
Peugeot 202 dans le Hall d'expostion du Garage Jean Comte Saïgon Jean Comte Company Saigon Le père 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 Publiciité 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 à la station-service Jean Comte Saïgon

Cycles and motorcycles: Peugeot, Meteore, as well as, from 1950 on, the famous Vélosolex.

Vélosolex 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 Grée 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 Vélosolex in Vietnam

Velosolex Jean ComteThe velosolex in Vietnam Rex Hotel, Renault 4 CV, Velosolex,  Citroën 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

The velosolex in Vietnam The velosolex in Vietnam The velosolex in Vietnam

In 1960 the Jean Comte Company became Xe Hoi Công 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
Publicités 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

Cô-bà Pachod Frères Saïgon

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 Mélia 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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