Brands Managed by Codimage

CODIMAGE directly manages 3 brands (as per contractual scheme explained in ’ACTIVITE’):

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                   Cie WAGONS-LITS (CIWL) since 1872 

                   PLM / Paris Lyon Méditerranée                                     




These brands belong to !wagons-Lits Diffusion (owner of the brands ’Cie des Wagons-Lits/ and PLM) and to Association French Lines, who have externalised the management of their licenses to CODIMAGE.

Industrial or distribution groups interested by these brands are referred to us or contact us directly to discuss possible licensing contracts or promotional partnerships.

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Cie WAGONS-LITS (CIWL) since 1872:

Since 1872, famous luxury trains of Cie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) have been travelling accross most countries in Europe.

These CIWL trains were recognizable by the golden crown with 2 lions displayed on the sides of its navy blue coaches.The Orient-Express remains the most famous of these luxury trains, together with many others like the Train Bleu, Etoile du Nord or Transsibérien

Still today, Cie des WAGONS-LITS, associated to its most famous train, the Orient-Express, is evocative of an ambiance of refinement and luxury. The brand benefits from a huge visual recognition all over the world.

Compagnie des Wagons-Lits brands, logo and related rights belong to Wagons-Lits Diffusion, based in Paris. (c) et TM all rights reserved




Available Brand support: Logos and registered brands, historical archives, including  a photothèque of over 5 000 digital photos, various, plans, CIWL objects, historical coaches, 300 famous CIWL posters, 500M3 of paper archives...), 2 vintage CIWL trains still operating, many cultural and media events, publications and TV programs



 see:  videosaffichesphotos d'archivesplans CIWL

Wagons-lits-diffusion : gestion des marques Compagnie des Wagons-Lits et PLM 

 - Histoire de Cie des Wagons-Lits (film réalisé pour la vente Christie's Paris 2011)

 - Histoire de la CIWL en 1960 (extrait de la revue 'le rail') 

 - Présentation de la Cie des WAGONS-LITS (download document): 

 - Vente d'éléments du patrimoine de Cie des Wagons-Lits, Christie's Paris 2011 screenhunter-08-jan-17-10-56.jpgscreenhunter-07-jan-17-10-50.jpg

 - Liste des Grands Express de la Cie des Wagons-Lits de 1876 à 1940 tr4.jpg


Liste des voitures de la CIWL restaurées (lien externe) tr4.jpg


Histoire des voitures de la CIWL -article 1969 (lien externe) tr4.jpg



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 PLM / Paris Lyon Méditerranée:

Since 1850, Cie PLM developped the largest train and hotel network in France, between Paris and the touristic destinations of Côte d’Azur and the French Alps. Cie des Wagons-Lits (now part of Accor) later acquired PLM to expand the hotel network worldwide.


In order to attract an international clientele of privilegied travellers, PLM ordered a vast collection of more than 800 posters, thus creating a fanstamatic vision of touristic destinations to France ’à la belle époque’.

PLM is a brand concept particularly adapted to all kinds of vintage touristic products. Some of the visuals rank among the most famous posters, recognized by a large international audience.

PLM is now a property of Wagons-Lits Diffusion SA, based in Paris. (c) and TM: Wagons-Lits Diffusion /Adagp

REGISTERED BRAND: PLM - Paris Lyon Méditerrannée

Brand support: Logo and registered brand, more than 800 vintage posters, author’s rights co-managed with ADAGP (representing most French graphic authors), 10 existing licenses and hundreds of publications.


 see:  affiches

 history of PLM:            

history of PLM posters: (doc pdf)



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FRENCH LINE was the name given by American tourists to Cie Générale Tansatlantique, whose cruise ships ran the line from New York to Le Havre.

Association French Lines inherited from all the archives and property rights from the main French shipping companies, and its mythical ships such as SS Normandie and SS France.

Association French Lines is the most important archive center for old shipping companies, with research and conservation centers in Le Havre and Marseilles. It was awarded the prestigious label ’reconnue d’utilité publique’ from the French authorities. (c) and TM: Association French Lines








Brand support: Logos and registered brands, most important archives in Europe of old shipping companies (including 5 km of paper archives, objects, furniture, ship models, 300 vintage posters, 50 000 digital photos, films, plans...), 2 research and documentations centers, many cultural and media events organized every year, 15 existing licenses and many publications.



 voir:  videosaffichesphotos d'archives

Link to Association French Lines Website:                      

Presentation of Association French Lines (download doc):

Presentation of French Lines archive (download doc):      


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