Excursions S.N.C.F sur la Côte d’Azur

March 23, 2023

A small 6 panel folding brochure from 1951 listing day trips from Nice.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Excursions S.N.C.F sur la Côte d'Azur

I found this wonderful little folding brochure at the Vanves Flea Market in Paris. Published in 1951, it’s an advertisement for day trips which tourists can take from Nice via bus. These trips are conducted by the S.N.C.F. (Societé Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français, the national French railroad line), which was also in the bus, car and tourisme business. According to the brochure, these tours offer the maximum of comfort, security and regularity.

14 one-day trips are listed on the brochure, including ones to the Gorges du Cians and Daluis, Tende and La Brigue, Peira-Cava and the Turini Forest, Cannes and it’s two islands, the Gorges du Verdon and more. Three of the trips begin in France (or Monte-Carlo) and head off into Italy and back. In addition there are 5 half-day trips to places such as the Gorges du Loup, Grasse, Menton and Cap d’Ail.

One of the panels also advertises 5 multi-day trips in Italy, ranging from 3 days (San Remo, Genes, Turin and more) to 11 days (Genes, Rome, Naples, Pompei, Florence and more).

The final panel recommends various hotels, restaurants and shops in 14 of the towns that are served via the tours. In Vence a visit to the “Poteries Artistiques de Vence” in Place du Peyra is proposed.

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