French PLM Vintage Travel Poster ‘Vichy’ by H. Gray & Tanconville, 1898


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We only sell Original Vintage Advertising Posters, we do not sell reproductions. This Vintage Poster comes with a Certificate of Authenticity upon purchase!

To begin our list is a rich, vibrant PLM (Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee) Travel Poster to Vichy, France dated 1898. Vichy was known at the time for its famous thermal baths (spas) and its fabulous park (pictured in the poster).

Vichy was home to Napoleon from 1861-1866 where he changed the landscape, created new boulevards and streets and made it one of the most elegant cities in France.

During this time (specifically 1865), the splendid park was built by an architect named “Badger”. In year 1900, they added the iconic gates/fences from the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris to enclose the park.

Also around this time, the Spa became popular with the upper-middle class Parisiens (including celebrities). The Spa’s popularity actually kicked off the massive construction of the Vichy Opera House in 1903.

All of these factors and more contributed to an explosive surge in tourism.

The elegant attire and floral details made this Poster the perfect representation of Belle Epoque.


Size: 29.5'' x 41.25''

ID: # 00414

  • Linen Backed:


Unit Width Height Depth
Inches 29.5 41.25 .1
Centimeters 29.5 41.25 .1

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If for any reason you are NOT satisfied with your purchase, please email, or call +1 (212) 362-1770 within 72 hours of receipt of shipment. We will email a confirmation of return. You must then return the poster(s) within three business days of our email confirmation via insured shipment at your expense (Customer is responsible for loss or damage) to:

La Belle Epoque 71 8th Ave. New York, NY 10014

Otherwise, all sales are final. Thanks!

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