Trainsby Hugo D'Alesi
Uriage les Bains
View of mountains and valley with inset of train and hotel.D'Alesi could always be relied on to do attractive travel posters, and this one is a fine example of the way he clearly shows all the advantages of a place: we can see that there is a convenient rail connection, a hotel with the inevitable casino, a castle up on a hill, and spectacular Alpine vistas. Uriage-les-Bains is a small spa with a spring of sulphur-rich water, located in a green fertile basin which was probably once a lake bed. The castle dates from the 13th century.