1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

The Pavilion of Paris made its appearance in 1965. It was not open for the 1964 Season.

PAVILION OF PARIS

A sidewalk cafe, a well-stocked wine cellar and charming shops help recreate the lighthearted atmosphere of Paris.

Gaily colored flags of the French provinces hang from the walls in this privately sponsored pavilion. Parisian boutiques sell perfumes, gourmet foods and other luxury items for which the city is famous. A kiosk carries French newspapers and paperback books, and an art gallery sells original oils.

WINE CELLAR. For a moderate fee visitors may taste and compare various types of wine under the direction of an expert wine steward.

WAX MUSEUM. Great scenes from French history are depicted in life-size tableaux.

RESTAURANTS. A sidewalk cafe' offers a spot to relax and watch the world go by. The restaurant Gigi features steak, chicken and fish prepared with a Gallic flair, and the Crazy Horse Champagne Bar sells champagne by the glass.

Admission: free.

Although the Pavilion of France is a New York World's Fair phantom, The Pavilion of Paris and French Industry was a World's Fair reality. Mike Kraus shares with us some memorabilia from one of the Fair's more obscure pavilions.

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Be sure to visit our companion feature on the (never built) Pavilion of France.

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