GARE DE CARENTAN
Price: € 135.00
The Carentan station, an intermediate stop between Paris and Cherbourg, was established in 1858. However, on June 6, 1944, the station was subjected to heavy bombing by the Allies. This reproduction of the original sign displayed inside the station during that time is made of dried pine and features hand-painted artwork with a unique finish, as is customary for all VinSigns. Different dimensions and colors are also available for this sign.
Carentan Station: A Historical Landmark
Carentan station, located in the heart of Normandy, France, has a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century. The station was first opened in 1858 as an intermediate station for the Paris-Cherbourg railway line. The railway line played a vital role in connecting the city of Paris to Cherbourg, a major seaport in Normandy.
However, the station’s history took a dramatic turn during World War II, when it became a key strategic location during the Normandy landings. On June 6, 1944, Carentan station was heavily bombed by the Allies, causing significant damage to the building and the railway tracks.
Despite the damage, the station was eventually rebuilt, and today, it stands as a historical landmark that commemorates the courage and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in the Normandy landings. A reproduction of the original panneau that was displayed inside the station building in 1944 is now on display at the station. The panneau serves as a powerful reminder of the station’s wartime history and the sacrifices made during the war.
The reproduction panneau is made of dried pine, just like all VinSigns, and it is hand-painted with a special finish that gives it a unique and authentic look. The panneau measures approximately the same size as the original, but other dimensions and colors are also available to meet specific requirements.
Carentan station continues to play an important role in connecting the region to the rest of France. Its rich history, combined with its strategic location, makes it a popular destination for tourists and history enthusiasts. Whether you are a history buff or simply looking to explore the beautiful region of Normandy, a visit to Carentan station is a must-see.