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