STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Trains, Stations & Bridges

Location: Trains and Bridges – 7 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.

All postcards are from the collection of Howard Shakespeare unless otherwise noted.

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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)

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 ???
(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 - 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 - 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