February 9, 2016
2280 FRANCE (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) - Débats-Rivière-d'Orpra
Débats-Rivière-d'Orpra is a small and quiet village with only 162 inhabitants, located in the Loire department, at 110 km of Lyon. On the village's territory the Anzon river flows into Lignon du Forez, which in its turn flows into the Loire.
About the stamps
The first stamp, designed by Jean Widmer, was issued on December 10, 1986, to mark the Inauguration of the Musée d'Orsay, housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900, on the left bank of the Seine.
The second stamp, Nature protection - Chameleon of Reunion Island, designed by Pierrette Lambert, was issued on November 8, 1971.
The last stamp, designed by Pierre Albuisson, was issued on May 9, 2005, to mark the 78th Congress of the French Federation of Philatelic Associations, which held at Nancy.
Sender: Jean-Yves Gerlat
Sent from Débats-Rivière-d'Orpra (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 02.01.2016
Photo: P. Viard