Old post cards
from Alleuze

The Castle, beginning of the XXth Century

on the Hill, during the sixties

the Castle in colour

 

The photographs of this page come from the old post card collection belonging to Mr Jean-Pierre Gaillard, teacher in Saint-Flour et by him kindly given. All of them are printed on a mat paper.

 

I. Chapel and Castle

1. Two views of the Chapel and of the Castle, by the Margerit-Brémont publishing house

These two views seem to be the same, both coming from the Margerit-Brémont publishing house, based in the city of Le Puy. They seem to have been taken on the same day and from the same place. But on the first one, the door of the bell-turret is closed, and it is not the same on the second one. Was it only retouched ?

Another difference, coming from reediting : the first photograph has a full-framed image, with the text on it. On the second one, the image has a white border and the text is written overleaf.

Fisrt card
Caption, on the image :
7212. Cantal. - Le Château d'ALLEUZE et la chapelle
Ruines imposantes du XIVe siècle par un site admirable,
d'un caractère grandiose et saisissant.
Alleuze, Chapel and Castle - Ed. Margerit-Brémont - Le Puy
Second card
Caption, overleaf :

" NOS PLUS JOLIS SITES "
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LA RÉGION D'AUVERGNE
Les Gorges d'Alleuze et le Château
Alleuze, Chapel and Castle - Ed. Margerit - Brémond - Le Puy
2. A view of the Chapel and of the Castle, by the Yvon art publishing house
Caption, overleaf :

LA DOUCE FRANCE
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635 Environs de SAINT-FLOUR (Cantal)
Les ruines féodales du Château d'Alleuze
Alleuze, Chapel and Castle - Editions d'art Yvon.

 

II. The Castle, on the top of the Hill

Caption, on the image :
B. 207 - L'Auvergne  - Château d'Alleuze
(Overleaf is indicated the publishing house : Éditions Pierre Malroux, Aurillac.)
The Castle, on the top of the Hill - Editions Pierre Malroux, Aurillac.

 

III. The Castle, from above

1. The Castle from the road

On this view, you can see the road which was not covered at that time. And you can see also a dog used as a foreground.

Caption on the image :
Le Château d'ALLEUZE, près de Saint-Flour (XIVe siècle)
Ruines imposantes couronnant un pic abrupt, aux pieds duquel coule dans un ravissant défilé,
un affluent de la Truyère.
(Overleaf is indicated the publishing house : Éditions d'Art Margerit-Brémont - Le Puy.)

 

Castle, road, dog - Ed. Margerit-Brémont, le Puy.

 

2. The Castle among the trees
Caption on the image :
7215. Le Château d'Alleuze, près de Saint-Flour (Cantal)
(Overleaf is indicated the publishing house : Éditions d'Art Margerit-Brémont - Le Puy.)
The Castle among the trees - Ed. Margerit-Brémond, Le Puy.

 

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