Thursday, 22 July 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM FRANCE

The Cap de Hague lighthouse (or Goury Lighthouse) is located at the end of the Cotentin Peninsula, on the north coast of the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in north-western France. Located on a small waveswept island, Gros-du-Raz, about 800 m west of Goury village. Built in 1837, the 51 m (167 ft) round granite tower mounted on a 1-story cylindrical granite base is a crucial point of reference for ships sailing through the Alderney Channel.
French Post issued on May 17, 2010 a commemorative 0, 85 € stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Deauville, one of the most prestigious beach resorts in all France. The stamp explores symbolic elements of the town: the horse (Deauville is the main horse breeding region in France) and the beach umbrella and the ball evoking the holyday resort the town is. Thank you again, Jean Pierre.

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