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In Pictures: Most beautiful vintage travel posters

Côte d’Azur Pullman Express, c.1929
Côte d’Azur Pullman Express, c.1929

▲ About this poster: The Côte d’Azur Pullman Express was a French de luxe train which ran from 1929 until 1939. The route was from Paris Gare de Lyon to Ventimiglia just inside the Italian border. Designed by French designer Charles Avalon.

Paris Lyon Mediteranée Rail Line, c.1930
Paris Lyon Mediteranée Rail Line, c.1930

▲ About this poster: Parisian born illustrator Roger Broders was hired by the PLM rail line in 1922 to create posters promoting rail travel throughout France. Broders designed some of the most captivating images over the next decade, including this mountainscape in Savoie, nestled in the Rhône-Alpes region.

Air France - Fly to Africa, c.1940
Air France - Fly to Africa, c.1940

▲ About this poster: Airline advertisement for Air France by artist Edmond Maurus, 1940. "Afrique Occidentale Française, Afrique équatoriale Française" which translates to 'French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa' 

Annecy La Plage c.1921
Annecy La Plage c.1921

▲ About this poster: Advertising poster promoting the alpine town of Annecy and its beach on the banks of Lake Annecy - Annecy Sa Plage. Art Deco design by Robert Falcucci.

▲ About this poster: Advertising poster for La Corse - Corsica designed by French painter, Lucien Peri in the 1920s.

La Route des Alpes - Services Automobiles de tourism, c.1920
La Route des Alpes - Services Automobiles de tourism, c.1920

▲ About this poster: Promotional poster for La route des Alpes designed by Roger Broders, a French illustrator and artist best known for his travel posters promoting tourism destinations in France, typically fashionable beaches of the Côte d'Azur and skiing resorts in the French Alps.

Dunkerque, c.1930
Dunkerque, c.1930

▲ About this poster: Poster promoting Dunkirk - Chemin de fer du Nord (the northern railroad) by Roger Broders.

Marseille, Porte de L’Afrique du Nord, c.1929
Marseille, Porte de L’Afrique du Nord, c.1929

▲ About this poster: Sometimes seen as one of Broders' best, smokestacks and vents cluster in the foreground, the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a church dedicated to the seafarer, rises on a hill in the distance. Broders creates an inspired vision of sea-trading Marseille through forced perspective.

Palais de Versailles fountains, date unknown
Palais de Versailles fountains, date unknown

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