Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral in Clermont-Ferrand, which is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeast-central France.
Clermont-Ferrand used to be two separate towns. Montferrand was founded in the 12th century and was united with Clermont in 1630 by the edict of Troyes.
Construction on the cathedral began in 1248. It was built using volcanic stone from Volvic (same source as the mineral water)! It was completed in 1884 when its spires were installed.
The postcard is part of a set I purchased online. Each postcard features a photograph from the Clermont-Ferrand area taken by Caroline Tintinger. I’ve previously shared her postcard of Royat, France. (You can see more of Caroline’s postcards at her Etsy shop here.)
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Over the years, I have accumulated hundreds of 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!