October 6, 2015

1943 FRANCE (Corsica) - Santa Giulia Beach

With some of the best and most accessible beaches on Corsica, Porto Vecchio has become the island's number one tourist region. Located 10 minutes south of this  commune, in Santa Giulia Bay, is a beautiful large lagoon-type beach with turquoise water and pearl-white soft sands. The sea is shallow and calm, with small areas of reef. The beach, arguably the most photogenic of all the beaches in L'Extrême Sud, is backed by maquis and flanked by mountains and pines, adding to its exquisite natural beauty.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Tribute to Jules Verne, issued in 1982. The second is part of a series depicting stained glasses, released in 1981. The third stamp belongs to the series Santon of Provence, issued on November 27, 1995. The fourth was issued in 1994 to mark the 50th Anniversary of Allied Landings in Provence. The fifth is part of the definitive series Marianne et l'Europe, about which I wrote here. The last stamp, issued in 2004, depicts Luçon Cathedral (Vendée) and portrait of Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642), bishop of Luçon in the 17th century.

Sent from ??? (??? / France), on 11.08.2015
Photo: Jean-Christophe Attard

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