February 28, 2016

2336 FRANCE (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) - Laragne Montéglin

Located at southeastern France, halfway between Grenoble and Marseille, in the perimeter of the Parc Naturel Régional des Baronnies, the commune Laragne Montéglin was born in 1949 from the merger of Laragne and Montéglin. You can discover the old quarters of Cairo and Bourg Reynaud, during a walk starting from the Fountain Square in the heart of the city, close to the door of the Castle and the Church of St. Martin then down to the Mill Quarter, recently renovated.

The magnificent vaulted cellars of the castle (built by Gaspard de Perrinet, the Lord of Laragne, on the 17th century) are open for temporary exhibitions during the year, and was all afternoon from Tuesday to Saturday. Church Montéglin, under the patronage of St. Margaret, is also worth a visit, with its stone walls and contemporary sundial. Since 1994 when it was the venue for the European hang-gliding championships, Laragne has become the "European hang-gliding capital", a take-off point that is used virtually all-year round by hang gliders and paragliders.

About the stamps

The stamps are part of the series Tintin's travels, designed by Hergé, and issued on May 14, 2007. Tintin is a fictional character and the primary protagonist in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. He is a reporter and adventurer who travels around the world with his dog Snowy. The character was created in 1929 and introduced in Le Petit Vingtième, a weekly youth supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle.
• Tintin and Milou (0,54 EUR)
• Professor Tournesol (0,54 EUR) - It's on the postcard 2336
• Captain Haddock (0,54 EUR) - It's on the postcard 2336
• Thomson and Thompson (0,54 EUR)
• Castafiore (0,54 EUR)
• Chiang (0,54 EUR)
• References (0,54 EUR)

Office de Tourisme de Laragne - Official website
Laragne Montéglin - Provence web

Sender: Jean-Yves Gerlat
Sent from Meylan (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 12.10.2015
Photo: Charly Baile 

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