STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Trains, Stations & Bridges

Location: Trains and Bridges – 25 postcards.

Vence was once part of an old French railway line that linked Nice to Grasse and eventually Draguignan and Meyrargues. Known as la Ligne Central-Var it was part of the Sud-France network. The line was closed permanently in 1950 after sections of it was destroyed in World War II. Many remnants of it still remain in the area and are easy to find. Just a few kilometers from Vence you can still see the pillars of the Loup viaduct which spanned the Loup River. It was destroyed during the war in 1944 and all that remains today are a few of the supporting pillars.

Many of the old train stations from the line are still standing, but sadly, the Vence train station no longer exists. However, we can see it in some of these postcards. You’ll also see images of various bridges and train lines.

If you have any questions about any of the cards featured here, if you see any errors or if you would like more information, drop me an email at steve@steveandcaroleinvence.com.

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Trains

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 51 Front
51 – Oh ! quel joli paysage
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
51 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Front
J’Arrive un Souvenir de Vence
(Unknown Manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Back
Back
(Unknown Manufacturer)

La Gare

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Giletta 4 Front
4 – La Gare
(Édition Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Édition Giletta 4 Back
4 – Back
(Édition Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 280 Front
280 – La Gare S.F.
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 280 Back
280 – Back
(unknown manufacturer)

Bridges

Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
Le Pont du Malvan
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères - Front
St-Paul-du-Var (A -M.) – Le Pont du Malvan
(Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères - Back
Back
(Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 2 - Front
2 – Vue générale et le Viaduc de la Ligne du sud
(Levy Fils & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 2 - Back
2 – Back
(Levy Fils & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta Frères - Front
Le Viaduc et Quartier d’Aspras – Ligne du Sude de la France
(Etablissement de photographie GILETTA frères)
Dated 1914
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta Frères - Back
Back
(Etablissement de photographie GILETTA frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 992 Front
992 – Le Viaduc de la Lubiane
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 992 Back
992 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 992 - Front
992 – Le Viaduc de la Lubiane
(alternate)
(ND Phot)
Postmarked April 11, 1910
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 992 - Back
992 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Vue Orsoni, edit. Front
Pont de la Lubiane
(Vue Orsoni)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Vue Orsoni, edit. Back
Back
(Vue Orsoni)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 915 Front
915 – Vue générale
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 915 Back
915 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard - Front
Le Viaduc et Quartier d’Aspras
(Edit. Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edit. Raynard - Back
Back
(Edit. Raynard)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab 1310 - Front
1310 – Viaduc de la Cagnes, route de St-Jeannet
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab 1310 - Back
1310 – Back
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 23 - Front
23 – Viaduc de la Cagne
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 23 - Back
23 – Back
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta Frères 5 - Front
5 – La Cagne et les Vieux Moulins
Ligne du Sud de la France
(Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères)
Postmarked 1911
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta Frères 5 - Back
5 – Back
(Etablissements de Photographie Giletta frères)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1323 Front
1323 – Baon (sic) de Saint-Jeannet et Viaduc de la Cagne
(Anciens Etab.)
Typo, should be “Baou”
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions d'Art Munier 42 - Front
42 – Viaduc de la Cagne et le Baou de Saint-Jeannet
(Editions d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Anciens Etab - 1323 Back
1323 – Back
(Anciens Etab.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions d'Art Munier 42 - Back
42 – Back
(Editions d’Art Munier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 8 - Front
8 – Le Viaduc de la Cagne et le Baou de St-Jeannet
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Dated 1918
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Front
Un coin de la Place de la République
Dated 1931
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 8 - Back
8 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Imp. Photo. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad Back
Back
(Imp. Phot. A. Thiriat Et H. Basuyad)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 441 - Front
441 – Viaduc du Morvau (Chemin de Fer du Sud)
Dated 1911
(unknown manufacturer)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 900 - Front
900 – Vieux Pont sur la Lubiane
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - 441 - Back
441 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 900 - Back
900 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 22 - Front
22 – Ligne du Sud. Le Viaduc de la Cagne et le Baou de St-Jeannet
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard -Edition L.R. 22 - Front
22 – Ligne du Sud – Le Viaduc de la Cagne et le Baou de St-Jeannet
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 22 - Back
22 – Back
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard -Edition L.R. 22 - Back
22 – Back
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levis Fils et Cie 8 - Front
8 – Ligne du Sud, le Viaduc de la Cagne et le Baou de Saint-Jeannet
(variation)
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levis Fils et Cie 8 - Back
8 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)