Wednesday Postcard: Colmar, France

Postmarked in 1967

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features five pretty sights in Colmar, a commune in the Grand Est region in northeastern France.

Top row:

  • Maison Pfister (built in 1537; today it’s a wine, beer, and spirits store)

Bottom row:

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.

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, be safe and stay healthy!

Wednesday Postcard: Riquewihr, France

Photo: Kugler

half-timbered houses decorated with geraniums



Bonjour! This week’s carte postale comes from Riquewihr, a commune located in the Grand Est region of France, near the border with Germany.

For more information:

Le Pays de Ribeauvillé et Riquewihr 

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

Wednesday Postcard: Vittel, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features views of Parc Thermal in Vittel, a commune in the Grand Est region (Vosges department) in northeastern France.

Top left: main entrance to Parc Thermal

Top right: the old casino of Vittel

Bottom left: the pool at Parc Thermal

Bottom right: dome of la Grande Source and the gardens

  • Vittel is a spa town famous for its mineral water, hydrotherapy treatments, and thermal baths
  • Charles Garnier, the architect of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris, contributed to the design of the thermal baths and the casino
  • The bottled natural mineral water called Vittel comes from the Vosges region

For more information:

Office of Tourism – Vittel

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

Wednesday Postcard: Reims, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the 13th century Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims in northeast France.

Reims (pronounced like “Rrance”) is located in the Grand-Est region, the former administrative region of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine.

Reims Cathedral

  • was designed in the High Gothic style
  • hosted the coronations of over 30 kings
  • was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 1991

For more information:

Reims Cathedral 

Reims Tourism

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

Wednesday Postcard: Gérardmer, France

Tour du lac en bateau | Lake tour by boat

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Gérardmer lake located in the department of Vosges in the Grand-Est (formerly Lorraine) region of France, near the German border.

For more information:

Hautes Vosges Tourisme Gérardmer

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

Wednesday Postcard: Nancy, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features Place Stanislas in the city of Nancy, located in northeastern France.

The square was built between 1752 and 1756. It was named after Stanislas Leszczynski, who served as Duke of Lorraine from 1737-1766. He was father-in-law to Louis XV, King of France.

Clockwise from largest photo (Place Stanislas) are:

  • Fontaine d’Amphitrite
  • Fontaine de Neptune
  • L’hôtel de ville (City Hall)
  • Le palais du gouvernement
  • La place d’Alliance

For more information:

UNESCO World Heritage List

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!