Saturday, 31 July 2010

Marseille, France

I'm still a bit behind with postcrossing due to Aikido Summer School, I'm slowly trying to catch up. I've received a bunch of lovely officials recently and it's difficult to choose which ones to post here. I have a soft spot for panoramic postcards so this one was a pretty obvious choice.


This is a panoramic view from the Major, to St Jean and St Nicolas forts and Notre Dame de la Garde.

Marseille is the second most-populous city in France (behind Paris), with 852,395 residents as of 2007. It forms the third-largest urban area after those of Paris and Lyon with a population of 1,420,000. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port. Marseille is the administrative capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

The stamps are from a set of 12 food-related stamps issued earlier this year. These ones show Tarte Tatin and Chapon.

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