Chemins de fer de l’Ouest et London Brighton and South Coast Railway Illustrated colour poster

The earliest tourism posters were produced for the Compagnie des Chemins de fer del’Ouest in 1886, with towns and tourist offices following this example later on.

This poster urges holidaymakers to take the train, “the quickest and cheapest route” to travel to England and its beaches. There were two services a day between Dieppe and Newhaven. By train, passengers could get from Paris to London in just ten hours!

  • Date details


  • Institution

Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

East Sussex Record Office

  • Original reference

63 fi 127

  • Period

Early modern Period

  • Thematic


Tourism and culture


Brighton – East Sussex Record Office

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