Le château de Val – Cantal, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jcb94
N 45° 26.566 E 002° 30.324
31T E 461319 N 5032257
Quick Description: [FR] Le château de Val est un château français du XIIIe siècle situé en Artense, près de Lanobre (Cantal). [EN] The "château de Val" is a French castle of the XIIIth century situated in Artense, near Lanobre ( Cantal).
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 8:32:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMD0EZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

Long Description:
Ce timbre représente le Château de Val se reflétant dans la retenue du barrage de Bort-les-Orgues. Il a été émis le 19 novembre 1966. Oblitération 1er jour à Lanobre (Cantal) et Bort-les-orgues (Corrèze). C'est un timbre vertical 21,45x36 mm / Dentelure 13 / Coins datés

Le château de Val est une imposante forteresse flanquée de six tours couronnées de mâchicoulis et coiffées de toits en poivrière. Les différentes couvertures de ces tours donnent à la toiture des couleurs magnifiques.
Dans la cour d’honneur, une chapelle gothique (Monument historique), du XVe est dédiée à Saint-Blaise.
Le premier étage comprend trois grandes salles dont la décoration (plafonds et cheminées) date du milieu du XIXe siècle.
Le deuxième étage est réservé, chaque année, aux expositions des œuvres des plus grands artistes peintres contemporains. Au dernier étage, du chemin de ronde, on découvre un splendide panorama sur le lac.
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This stamp represents the "château de Val" being reflected in the restraint of the dam of Bort-les-Orgues. It was emitted) on November 19th, 1966. 1st obliteration in the daytime to Lanobre (Cantal) and Bort-les-orgues (Corrèze). It is a vertical stamp 21,45x36 mm / Dentelure 13 / dated Corners

The "château de Val" is an impressive fortress flanked by six towers crowned with machicolation and put on by roofs in pepperpot. The various blankets of these towers look to the roof of the magnificent colors.
In the main courtyard, a Gothic chapel, of the XVth is dedicated to Saint Blaise.
The first floor includes three halls the decoration of which (ceilings and chimneys) dates the middle of the XIXth century.
The second floor is reserved, every year, for the exposures of the works of the biggest contemporary painters. In the last floor, of the covered way, we discover a magnificent panorama on the lake.
Stamp Issuing Country: France

Date of Issue: 10/19/1966

Denomination: 2.30 Francs

Color: Blue, bistre and green-dark

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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