Wagons-Lits Diffusion, Paris © et TM - All rights reserved


Welcome to the website of Wagons-Lits Diffusion, in charge of managing the trademarks (TM & (c)) related to the past activities of Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) and Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée Company (PLM), in order to authorize the use through licensing contracts and copyrights.

This web is about a short journey in the world associated to Compagnie des Wagons-Lits and its legendary trains such as the Orient-Express created by CIWL in 1883. Or the Blue Train, the Nord Express and many other.

Our objective is to maintain intact this inspiring brand and to present various perspectives of its powerful and fantasmatic visuals, coming directly from CIWL archives. We thus have a strategy aimed at controling all products bearing our logos, such as luxury travel accessories, games, multimedia or publishing. We also control all types of unauthorized uses of our properties for any direct or indirect commercial purpose, such as cultural exhibitions, commercial promotions or advertizing .

Wagons-Lits Diffusion was created in 1996 by Compagnie des Wagons-Lits (CIWLT, a fully owned subsidiary of ACCOR SA) with the mission of controlling the historical brands and intellectual property rights derived from CIWL past activities (logos, brands, historical archives), as well as maintaining the CIWL Photo Archives database. Wagons-Lits Diffusion also manages the rights of PLM company, an ancient tourism and railway company, still famous today for its unique collection of vintage touristic posters.

We dispose of a database of more than 10 000 CIWL archives photos in digital format, and more than 1 000 advertising posters of CIWL and PLM, partly accessible on-line on this website.

We propose an overview of the world of COMPAGNIE DES WAGONS-LITS through various photos albums, that will take you back in time... à la belle époque des grands trains de luxe.

Bon voyage,