Les Vins de Bourgogne and Place de Vosges
May 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
Les Vins de Bourgogne is an original vintage poster illustrated by Guy Arnoux advertising wines from France’s Burgundy region. The poster shows a 17th-century military captain reclining under a canopy of grapes, hinting that the wine has been aged to perfection. This beautiful piece was printed in the 1920’s using stone lithography.
If you visit Paris, make sure to go to Place des Vosges, a lovely park in the Marais which was built by Henry the 4th and inaugurated in 1612. Place Des Vosges is a formal garden, it features plane trees planted in allees, and triangles of grass. There is a perfect geometry to the place. It is surrounded by well appointed buildings, with shutters and steeply pitched blue slate rooftops.
As is the case in much of Paris, the bottom floor of many apartments is used for storefronts and restaurants. You can have lunch at Ma Bourgogne, and watch the steady stream of people walk in and out of the gates of Place des Vosges. Visit their website to get a taste of this wonderful place.
This post was written by Karlie Drutz, Vintage European Posters special projects coordinator, and Elizabeth Norris, owner of Vintage European Posters.
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