c1908 postcard image of Descartes, Touraine Region, France


This postcard is from my small collection. It appears to be franked 1908. This would fit with the 10 centimes stamp for this was the cost of sending a postcard within France between 1878 to 1917.

Descartes itself is a commune of l’ Indre-et-Loire/Touraine. It initially had the latin name Haya which later became La-Haye and then La Haye-Descartes in 1802. When the town amalgamated with the village of Balesmes in 1966 the new commune was named Descartes to commemorate Rene Descartes who was born in La Haye.

A short history of the town of Descartes may he found here.

About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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One Response to c1908 postcard image of Descartes, Touraine Region, France

  1. Pingback: Meditations and discourse on Descartes Meditations and Discourse. « Loftier Musings

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