February 2, 2018

3255 FRANCE (Occitania) - The people of Lozère

Located in the region of Occitanie in southern France near the Massif Central, Lozère is the least populated French department, due to its mountainous relief, and to poor soil quality. There is barely any agricultural farming in Lozère, the main activities being cattle farming and tourism. It is one of the few region where the langue d'oc is spoken fluently because it remained an agricultural department, and that people are attached to their roots. And if the Lozériens speak French, it is strongly mixed with Occitan, what some call the patois.

About the stamp

The stamp is part of the series Retrospective Rancillac, issued on March 20, 2017 to pays hommage to Bernard Rancillac, a visual artist, painter and French sculptor born August 29, 1931 in Paris.

Sender: Jean Yves Gerlat
Sent from Grenoble (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / France), on 18.01.2018 

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