Postmarked in 1971

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the St. Julien Gate in La Ferté-Bernard, a commune in the Sarthe department in northwestern France.

  • The St. Julien Gate was built between 1460 and 1483
  • The Huisne (ween-NA) River runs through La Ferté-Bernard to Le Mans, where the famous sports car race is held

Video by Tourisme La Ferté-Bernard | All rights reserved

Over the years, I have accumulated about two hundred postcards from around the world, which I’ve either purchased from my local antique shops or received from thoughtful jet-setting family and friends who know I collect them. When I travel, I also like to send myself a carte postale just for fun!

I hope these postcards will make you want to revisit a favorite vacation spot or to embark on a journey to the destination of your dreams! And if you’ve been to the destination featured, tell me about your experience there – I’d love to hear from you!