Thursday, 22 July 2010


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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