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Champs Elysées
 
Champs Elysées - Stena Parisien - SeaFrance Manet
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Champs Elysées, later SeaFrance Manet.
 
Champs Elysées was built in 1984 by Chantiers Dubigeon S.A., Prairie-au-Duc, Nantes, for SNCF Calais-Dover services shared with their Sealink partners. She also operated between Boulogne-Dover. In 1990, ownership of Champs Elysées was transferred to Societé Propietaire des Navaires (SPN), in which Stena Line took a 49% interest (Stena having acquired the UK-owned Sealink operation). Champs Elysées was transferred to the Newhaven-Dieppe service, which at that time was run by SPN. In 1992 Champs Elysées was chartered to Sealink Stena Line when they took over the Newhaven-Dieppe service, for which she was renamed Stena Parisien. In 1997 the charter was ended, and Stena Parisien entered service between Dover-Calais for SeaFrance as the SeaFrance Manet. In 1999, Stena Line sold their 49% back to SPN.
 
 
Champs Elysées/SeaFrance Manet details:-
Dimensions: 130m x 23m x 5m
Grt/Dwt: 8862/1865 tons
Machinery: Pielstick-Atlantique diesels
Power: 17,210 kW
Speed: 18.0 knots
Passengers: 1596 (later 1400)
Cars: 330
Freight Capacity: 648m
 
 
Sections on This Page:-
Champs Elysées - SNCF: 1984-1990
Champs Elysées - SPN: 1990-1992
Stena Parisien - Stena Sealink charter: 1992-1997
SeaFrance Manet - SeaFrance: 1997-
SeaFrance Manet - SeaFrance: 1997- (Photographs)

SeaFrance/SNCF Pages:-
SeaFrance - Main SeaFrance page - This Page
SeaFrance - Philip Plisson - Official 2005 SeaFrance cards by Philip Plisson
SNCF - Page 1 - Calais/Boulogne/Dunkerque Services
 
Associated Pages:-
P&O Ferries
P&O Dover
P&O Stena Line
Townsend Thoresen
Ferry Postcards
Cruise Ship Postcards
Ocean Liner Postcards
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Champs Elysées
(SNCF: 1984-90)
 
Champs Elysées was built in 1984 by Chantiers Dubigeon S.A., Prairie-au-Duc, Nantes, for SNCF Calais-Dover services shared with their Sealink partners. She also operated between Boulogne-Dover. In 1990, ownership of Champs Elysées was transferred to Societé Propietaire des Navaires (SPN), in which Stena Line took a 49% interest (Stena having acquired the UK-owned Sealink operation).
 
 
Photograph of Champs Elysées arriving Dover Western Docks in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.






Champs Elysées
(SPN: 1990-92)
 
In 1990, ownership of Champs Elysées was transferred to Societé Propietaire des Navaires (SPN), in which Stena Line took a 49% interest (Stena having acquired the UK-owned Sealink operation). Champs Elysées was transferred to the Newhaven-Dieppe service, which at that time was run by SPN. In 1992 Champs Elysées was chartered to Sealink Stena Line when they took over the Newhaven-Dieppe service, for which she was renamed Stena Parisien.
 
 
Simplon Postcards issue sp1015 of Champs Elysées in SPN colours, leaving Newhaven.






Stena Parisien
(Stena Sealink charter: 1992-97)
 
In 1992 Champs Elysées was chartered to Sealink Stena Line when they took over the Newhaven-Dieppe service, for which she was renamed Stena Parisien. In 1997 the charter was ended, and Stena Parisien entered service between Dover-Calais for SeaFrance as the SeaFrance Manet.
 
 
Artaud postcard of Stena Parisien in initial Sealink Stena livery.
 
 
 
Artaud postcard of Stena Parisien in revised Stena Sealink livery.
 
 
 
Combier postcard of Stena Parisien in full Stena Line livery.
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SeaFrance Manet
(SeaFrance: 1997- )
 
In 1997 the Stena Line charter was ended, and Stena Parisien entered service between Dover-Calais for SeaFrance as the SeaFrance Manet. In 1999, Stena Line sold their 49% back to SPN.
 
 
Official SeaFrance postcard CA-SF01 of SeaFrance Manet.
Photo: © Christophe Potigny
 
 
 
Official SeaFrance postcard CA-SF02 of SeaFrance Manet.
Photo: © Christophe Potigny
 
 
Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet.
© SeaFrance - Photo: FotoFlite
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Official SeaFrance postcard CA-SF03 of SeaFrance Manet.
Photo: © Christophe Potigny
 
 
 
Official postcard CA-SF05 of the SeaFrance fleet.
SeaFrance Manet and SeaFrance Cèzanne in the main picture.
SeaFrance Cèzanne, SeaFrance Manet and SeaFrance Renoir at the top.
Photo: © Christophe Potigny
 
 
 
Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet.
© SeaFrance - Photo: Philip Plisson
 
 
 
Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet.
© SeaFrance - Photo: Philip Plisson
 
 
 
Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet.
© SeaFrance - Photo: Philip Plisson
 
 
 
Le Goubey postcard 1682 R of SeaFrance Manet.
 
 
 
Fr.MNW Edwards postcard Br.f.7 of SeaFrance Manet.
 
 
 
Couleur Locale postcard CA04 of SeaFrance Manet.






SeaFrance Manet - Photographs
(SeaFrance: 1997- )


SeaFrance Manet arriving at Calais on 21st June 2003.
Photo: © 2003 Ian Boyle
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SeaFrance Manet leaving Calais on 21st June 2003.
Photo: © 2003 Ian Boyle
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