This illustration by Lotza highlights the iconic Charente-Maritime carrelet, a traditional fishing tool of the region. Charente-Maritime, located on the west coast of France, is a region rich in history and cultural heritage. It is a popular destination for nature and sea lovers, with over 450 kilometers of coastline, vast pine forests and numerous marshes.
The carrelet is an important part of the fishing history of Charente-Maritime. These small fishermen’s huts are built on stilts and are used to catch fish such as eels, sole and mullet. The fishermen use a square-shaped net that they lower and raise with a pulley system to catch the fish.
Beyond fishing, Charente-Maritime is also known for its local gastronomy, including fresh seafood, oysters and mussels. Visitors can enjoy many activities, such as visiting the famous Vauban fortifications in Saint-Martin-de-Ré, exploring the beaches of the island of Oleron or visiting the picturesque villages of the region.
This Lotza postcard is a tribute to the rich heritage of the Charente-Maritime, its maritime culture and the natural beauty of this region of France.
Did you know that there are no less than 409 cabins in the department? Enough to fill your eyes!
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The postcard is sent in a bubble envelope.
Size: 3.93 x 5.28in
Paper weight: 736.5in
Matte coated paper.
This postcard is an original work by Lotza and is printed in Charente, France.