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The station of La Baule-Escoublac: photos, description Gare de La Baule-Escoublac)

A small seaside town of La Baule is situated in the South-West of France, in the Loire-Atlantique region. First and foremost it is known for its sandy beaches, located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. There are many luxurious hotels, elegant villas and luxury casinos.

However, sea resort of La Baule was relatively recently - only in 1879, here was built a railway that connected the settlement with the big port of Saint-Nazaire, and in 1927 was a new railway station. Thanks to its bright façade, he quickly became a kind of "calling card" of the city. The new station building is an elegant three-storey structure with two triangular towers and attic Windows with red shutters. Interestingly, the town has a second station, La Baule-Les-Pins was built at the same time and executed in approximately the same style of romantic historicism.

It should be noted that the previous station was not preserved, and in its place was laid a large urban Park. The new station was built solely for the convenience of tourists pouring in La Baule after 1918. Then the city undertook a massive building, designed to make him a copy of Deauville, the famous resort in the North of France.

Until 1990, this place passed the train before reaching the station of La Baule-Escoublac was quite important. Even when a second line, which was used very rarely closed, the station lost its purpose, unlike the other station that was converted into a hotel. Now the colorful facade of this building hides a modern station, equipped with every comfort, including for persons with disabilities. There are not only regional trains that ply the Loire Valley, but also long-distance trains going to major cities, for example, in Nantes.