Wednesday Postcard: La Ferté-Bernard, France

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!


    1. Thank you, June. On old postcards, I love seeing the handwriting, stamps, and what places looked like before! I’m hopeful the new year will be better and we’ll all get to enjoy everything we did pre-pandemic, including travel (to France, bien sûr!) I wish you and your loved ones an enjoyable holiday season. What’s Santa bringing Zeph this year?

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      1. Yes Darlene, we have to hope that the new year will be better and that we can travel again – especially to France!! Santa is bringing Zeph squeaky toys and tough dog balls. Zeph has also got his humans some gifts; such a clever dog! All best wishes to you and your family for the festive season x

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