Saturday, March 12, 2011

A lovely French cover!

Over the past few years, I have been quite fortunate to travel quite a bit. There's no doubt Paris is one of the most beautiful cities that I have visited and is definitely one of my favorite. So I was extremely excited to receive this cover as it features 2 stamps which brought back the wonderful memories of my Paris visit back in 2007. Many thanks, Francois Lebouncher!!

The Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre Dame, is a Roman Catholic cathedral and base of the Archbishopric of Paris.
The cathedral, located on the Île de la Cité, which is surrounded by the Seine River, is one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture. A Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter once stood on the foundation of Notre Dame, and earlier two Medieval churches. Construction of the cathedral was conducted in three stages beginning in 1163 by Bishop Maurice de Sull during the reign of Louis VII, and took nearly 200 years to complete.

The Arc de Triomphe (Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris.
It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Also worthy of mention is the beautiful envelope itself, showing a man harvesting salts in Guerande, a medieval town located in the West of France, in the French Département Loire-Atlantique.
That's all folks! Talk to you guys soon. Adieu!

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