Postcard La Rochelle
This poster by Lotza depicts the two iconic towers of the city of La Rochelle: the Tour Saint-Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne. The Tour Saint-Nicolas was built in the 14th century to protect the port of La Rochelle from invasion, while the Tour de la Chaîne, also dating from the 14th century, was used to guard the entrance to the port. The two towers were linked by a chain that was stretched at night to prevent enemy ships from entering.
The city of La Rochelle is a historic city located on the west coast of France. It was founded in the 10th century and became an important commercial and maritime center in the Middle Ages. The city played an important role in French history, especially during the Wars of Religion, when it was a Protestant stronghold. It is also known for its port, which was an important starting point for French explorers when they began exploring the New World in the 16th century.
Today, La Rochelle is a popular tourist city, with beautiful architecture, fascinating museums and a lively nightlife. The two towers are a symbol of the city’s rich history and are a must-see for visitors looking to explore its heritage. Lotza’s poster is a perfect souvenir of this iconic city on the French Atlantic coast.
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The postcard is sent in a bubble envelope.