Gare de l'Est - Paris, France
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N 48° 52.596 E 002° 21.504
31U E 452956 N 5413936
Quick Description: The original departure point for the famous train line, the Orient Express, made famous by Agatha Christie.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/15/2022 3:34:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM15K38
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"October 4th, 1883, was a key date for the Gare de l’Est because that was the day that saw the first departure of the original Express d’Orient from the Gare de l’Est bound for Istanbul.

Run by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, the original route was from Paris, Gare de l’Est, to Giurgiu in Romania via Munich and Vienna. At Giurgiu, passengers were ferried across the Danube to Ruse, Bulgaria, to pick up another train to Varna. They then completed their journey to Istanbul (then called Constantinople) by ferry. It wasn’t until six years later, on June 1st, 1889, that the first non-stop train left the Gare de l’Est for Istanbul." (excerpted from (visit link) )

"Murder on the Orient Express is a work of detective fiction by English writer Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published on 28 February 1934, under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach, by Dodd, Mead and Company. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.

The elegant train of the 1930s, the Orient Express, is stopped by heavy snowfall. A murder is discovered, and Poirot's trip home to London from the Middle East is interrupted to solve the case. The opening chapters of the novel take place in Istanbul. The rest of the novel takes place in Yugoslavia, with the train trapped between Vinkovci and Brod.

The US title of Murder in the Calais Coach was used to avoid confusion with the 1932 Graham Greene novel Stamboul Train, which had been published in the United States as Orient Express." (from (visit link) )
Short Description: The original departure point for the Orient Express

Book Title: Murder on the Orient Express

First Year Published: 1 Jan 1934

Author's Name: Agatha Christie

Name of Waymarked Item: Gare de l'Est

Location of Item: Paris, France

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