October 13, 2016

1951, 2028, 2819 FRANCE (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) - Vizille

1951 A general view of Vizille

Posted on 10.10.2015, 12.11.2015, 13.10.2016
Located at 18km de Grenoble, in the valley of the Romanche River, Vizille is a town with a past rich in historical events, proven by the presence of the grandest castle in the Dauphiné, which since 1984 houses the Musée de la Révolution Française de Vizille. Moreover, is considered  the birthplace of the French Revolution, because here took place on 7 June 1788 the meeting which led to the formation of the Assembly of Vizille.

2819 Vizille Castle

The former castle was held during the French Wars of Religion by the Catholics. In 1593 it was bought by the leader of the Protestant Army, François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, the last Connétable de France. From 1604 till 1619 the Duke rebuilt the castle in the form it retains today to highlight his important role in the French court. At the end of the 18th century, the castle was bought by Claude Perier, who set up a textile factory in it.

2028 Vizille Castle - Tapestries Lounge

The Perier family owned it until 1895, during which time the castle itself was made a monument historique in 1862. In 1924 the castle became the property of the French State, which ceded it to the Community Council of Isere in 1973. A hundred hectares of greens, sheets of water and canals, and a hunting park of woodland pierced by rides and avenues surround the château, enclosed by a wall seven kilometres in circumference. The park was classified as a historic monument on 23 August 1991. The design of the park dates from the 19th century.

About the stamps
On the postcard 1951
On the postcard is a stamp which belong to the definitive series Marianne de la jeunesse, about which I wrote here. Another stamp, depicting Campanilla (Ipomoea purpurea), is part of a series of flowers issued on September 25, 1982, in Argentina. The third stamp shows José Joaquín Prieto, the President of Chile between 1831 and 1841, and was issued in 1954 in Chile.

On the postcard 2028

The first stamp, depicting the painting Woman Profile by Odilon Redon, was issued on March 5, 1990.

The second stamp is part of a series of four definitive stamps, designed by Jacques Jubert, and issued on May 29,1995:
• Les Monts d´Arrée (2,40 FRF)
• Les Vosges (2,40 FRF)
• L´Auvergne (2,80 FRF) - It's on the postcard 2028
• La Camargue (2,80 FRF)

On the postcard 2819

The first stamp, Image of Metz - Saint Nicolas, was issued for French Red Cross on November 29, 1993.

The second stamp is part of the series Buffon Natural History, about which I wrote here.

Vizille (fre) - Wikipedia
Château de Vizille - Wikipedia

Sender 1951: Jean-Yves Gerlat
Sent from Meylan (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 31.08.2015 
Sender 2028: William Zouzoux
Sent from Meylan (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 28.09.2015
Sender 2819: Jean-Yves Gerlat
Sent from Saint-Mury-Monteymond (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 09.10.2016

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