Photo: Albert MONIER
Postmarked: 1971

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features Palais Garnier in Paris. It’s also known as Opéra Garnier, or simply L’Opéra.

It was built from 1861 to 1875 by architect, Charles Garnier (he also contributed to the design of the thermal baths and the casino in Vittel, France!)

Google Arts & Culture features a virtual tour of the Palais Garnier – Perfect for these socially-distanced times!

The gorgeous opera house can also be seen in the following popular films and television shows:

Emily in Paris:

Find Me in Paris:

Leap! (aka Ballerina):

Phantom of the Opera (“All I Ask of You”)

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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 (when it’s safe to do so, of course!)

And if you’ve been to the destination featured, tell me about your experience there – I’d love to hear from you.

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, stay well!