Souvenir Plates are a Perfect Memento of France
Souvenir plates make great souvenirs because of their ability to blend beautiful scenery into an attractive, three-dimensional image. These three new additions, one each from Paris, Mont St. Michel and Nice, expand upon World Wide Gift´s already extensive collection of Souvenirs from Paris, including other exceptional decorative plates.
This Decorative Plate from Paris Features the City's Most Famous Buildings
This lovely 20cm diameter plate gives the viewer, in a single glance, an architectural tour of the city of Paris. The central element is the city's most famous structure: the Eiffel Tower, an emblem of Paris at its height in the Belle Epoque of the 19th century. It remains the tallest building in the city, visible from near and far. To the left is a classical building, the Notre Dame Cathedral, a medieval church in the city's heart, famous for Victor Hugo's novel about the Hunchback. Continuing counter-clockwise around the plate we see the Louvre: a fusion of old and new. In the heart of this Renaissance palace is an ultra-modern glass pyramid proclaimining that this is a site of the modern France as well as a guardian of its history. The next building is the Sacre Cour church in Montmarte, a white basilica overlooking the city. The final structure is the Arc de Triomphe, a spectacular monument built to commemorate the war dead of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
Travel to France´s Picturesque North Coast with this Plate from Mont St. Michel
This plate's design captures one of France´s most impressive sights: the fortress-town-abbey of St. Michel on the border between Brittany and Normandy. The Mont (“Mountain”) is a natural outcropping of rock located in the muddy tidal flats of the coastline of the English Channel. Until the building of a modern causeway, the structure was an island at high tide and part of the mainland at low tide. In the Medieval era, the Mont was supposedly the site of a vision of St. Michael, the Archangel, which led to the founding of a monastery. Over time, a settlement grew up on the slopes around the monastic buildings and this was eventually ringed in a series of defensive walls. While the incredible structure has not been a monastery since the French Revolution, it still draws in hundreds of thousands of modern-day pilgrims (tourists and souvenir collectors) and remains one of France´s most popular destinations.
There are Few Places as Popular as Sunny Nice for a Beach Holiday
Our third addition to our line of decorative plates from France is this one depicting the Riviera coast and the city of Nice. There are many places that claim to be “the Riviera of…” but in the end, there is only one true “Riviera,” a stretch of coastline legendary for beautiful beaches, agreeable weather, luxurious accommodations and more than a whiff of celebrity elegance. The city's waterfront, clearly depicted on this lovely decorative plate is known for its “Promenade des Anglais”, or “Promenade of the English” walkway.