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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

These vintage European travel posters are destined to hang on your bedroom wall

André Pasture’s transport ads capture the glamour of the sleeper-train experience

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson
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Sleeper trains are officially 2022’s hottest travel trend. There’s a new, seriously romantic route from Paris to Vienna, a cross-continental train that takes you all the way from Brussels to Prague – and a whole new ‘hotels on rails’ company is opening up, too.

So it seems fitting that this museum in Belgium has published a load of super-chic posters immortalising the glamorous night trains of the 1960s. The designs, by legendary graphic artist André Pasture, advertises sleepers to the discerning traveller with muted colours and bold, abstract shapes. They make it look very, very cool indeed. Here are some of our favourites: 

Vintage travel poster
Partout en Hollande avec les trains de soirée. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Vintage travel poster
Brussel-Milaan. 1000 km in één nacht. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Vintage travel poster
Europabus. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Vintage travel poster
Bretanje per trein dezelfde dag. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Vintage travel poster
1000 km in een nacht. Rechtstreekse ligwagens 2e Kl Azurenkust en Spanje. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Vintage travel poster
Brussel-Munchen. 1000 km in één dag. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Vintage travel poster
Brussel - Salzburg. 1000 km in een nacht. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Vintage travel poster
Avondtreinen brengen u nog 500 km ver tussen 18 & 24 u.. Photograph: André Pasture / Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

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