Wednesday Postcard: Evian-les-Bains, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale comes from Évian-les-Bains, a spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Located in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeast-central France, this area is the source of the popular Evian natural spring water.

This postcard is undated, but looking at the cars in the photos, it appears to be from the 1950s.

Top left: Casino d’Évian

Top right: Palais Lumière

Bottom left: Promenade overlooking Lac Léman (Lake Geneva)

Bottom right: Hotel Albert 1er


Until the next Wednesday Postcard, take care. A bientôt!

Wednesday Postcard: Biarritz, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the seaside town of Biarritz, located in southwest France on the Atlantic coast, just north of the border with Spain. The town is a popular destination for visitors who enjoy surfing, golfing, or going to the spa.

Top left: La Grande Plage is the largest of Biarritz’s six beaches.
Top right: Hôtel du Palais was originally built by Napoleon III for his wife, Eugénie. Today, the property is a 5-star luxury hotel.
Center: Le Rocher de la Vierge is a rock formation with a statue of the Virgin Mary on top of it
Bottom left: From Le Rocher du Basta you can see the whole Grande Plage
Bottom right: Le Port Vieux is a smaller, kid-friendly beach

For more information:
Biarritz Tourisme

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

Wednesday Postcard: Néris-les-Bains, France

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale is one I picked up during my visit to Néris-les-Bains, France:

During my international volunteer project in Hérisson, France, my team and I visited another workcamp (as these projects are sometimes called) located in the old spa town of Néris-les-Bains. I remember spending a lovely afternoon at a park, then visiting a dance club later that evening at Casino de Néris-les-Bains!

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!

For more information:

Tourism Office – Néris-les-Bains

If you enjoyed this postcard, you may be interested in reading my post about volunteering at a workcamp in Hérisson, France.