Lalique Art Deco glasswork on the Orient Express

Lalique Art Deco glasswork on the Orient Express

Dining Car 4141 named ‘Côte d’Azur’ was built in 1929 as a first class Pullman and was decorated by René Lalique who in the 1920s became famous for his Art Deco glasswork. He was also responsible for the glass and elegant coloured columns which filled the dining room and “grand salon” of the SS Normandie and the interior fittings, cross, screens, reredos and font of St. Matthew’s Church at Millbrook in Jersey – referred to as “Lalique’s Glass Church”.

All dishes served onboard are freshly prepared on the train by French chefs, using supplies taken onboard during the train’s journey.