Monthly Archives: April 2016

Notre Dame de Paris, France

This image shows the world famous French Gothic cathedral known commonly as Notre Dame, though there are many such churches with this prefix world wide.

Les Éditions d’Art “YVON”, Paris, 15, Rue Martel

The description states:

PARIS… en flanant

4 Notre-Dame

et le Square de l’Arrevêché

–The latter statement translates to ‘the square of the Archbishopric, so described since the cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris.

This image likely dates from the 1930s.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

This image shows the iconic Eiffel Tower, located in Paris, France. When originally constructed, it was considered to be an eyesore, presumably because of it’s industrial style construction, but has since become the symbol of Paris more than any other object.

Les Édition d’Art “YVON”, Paris, 15, Rue Manet

The description states simply:

PARIS… en flanant

10 La Tour Eiffel

–There are elevators to take visitors up to the second level above ground, but beyond that ascending requires climbing a prodigious amount of stairs. At the summit all of central Paris is easily visible on a clear day.

This image likely dates from the 1930s.

Château d’If, Marseille Harbor, France

This image shows the world famous island location of Château d’If, the site of the events in the novel ‘The Count of Monte Cristo‘ by Alexandre Dumas. The work ‘if’ is the French word for the yew tree, once common on the now barren island.

Edition “La Cigogne” 18, rue Glandevès – MARSEILLE

There is no description on the back of the card. There are regular visits to the island from tours departing Marseille harbor, including both inside and outside the main structure as shown here.

This postcard was used, but the postmark is illegible. However, the stamp is still present and was originally released in 1937. Combined with the restrictions of war time tourist travel by 1940, this image likely dates from the 1930s.