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Le Voyage en Bretagne.
11-AUG-2017

Le Voyage en Bretagne.


Affiche de la Cie ferroviaire Britannique GWR datant du début du XXème siècle.
Poster of the British railroad Cie GWR dating the beginning of the XXth century


Avant l’arrivée du chemin de fer en Bretagne, le voyage de Paris était très long. Il fallait 72 heures pour rejoindre Quimper en malle-poste : trois jours d’inconfort extrême. En diligence - plus confortable - le voyage était encore plus long...Les écrivains et les peintres furent les premiers à s’intéresser à cette province d’autant plus délaissée qu’elle demeura indépendante (le Duché de Bretagne) jusqu’au XVI ème.
L’arrivée du chemin de fer à Quimper (1862) et à Brest (1865) marqua l’arrivée des premiers touristes...


The Journey to Brittany.

Before the arrival of the railroad in Brittany, the journey from Paris was very long. 72 hours were needed to join Quimper in mail coach... three days of extreme discomfort. By stagecoach, more confortable, the journey was even longer... The writers and the painters were the first ones to be interested in this abandoned province wich remained independent (the Duchy of Brittany) until XVI ème.
The arrival of the railroad to Quimper ( 1862 ) and to Brest ( 1865 ) marked also the arrival of the first tourists...

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Fabienne20-Sep-2017 19:33
Une affiche pleine de nostalgie.
meekam tam10-Sep-2017 09:53
Nice image! V
Tom LeRoy25-Aug-2017 08:44
The railroad did a lot to bring this wonderful area in reach so tourists can see the beauty. A fine shot. V
The Heritage man19-Aug-2017 14:12
Looks very promising. Curious for your interpretation
borisalex19-Aug-2017 12:47
Great shot of the beautiful post! V
Martin Lamoon19-Aug-2017 08:45
Good capture of this old poster.
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peterjay4518-Aug-2017 21:26
Fascinating history, Daniel and a great capture of this guide book (?) or poster.
Neil Marcus18-Aug-2017 19:46
A wonderful rendition of this book. I imagine it must be fascinating to see the images.
Helen Betts18-Aug-2017 19:18
What a delightful poster and an interesting story. V.
Jim Coffman18-Aug-2017 18:18
A very interesting and well captured image!
sand_shadow18-Aug-2017 16:40
This is great - perfectly presented!
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