The Champ de Mars postcards are available as a set of 10 identical postcards.
We use a 19-pt paper with a silky “soft touch” finish and an uncoated back. Each postcard is 4.13” x 5.83″ or approximately A6 (105 x 148 mm).
These postcards are inspired by my original hand-cut, paper-cut maps of neighborhoods from around the world. My work has been sold in stores like Henri Bendels in Manhattan and Rare Device in San Francisco, as well as at top-tier craft markets like the Renegade Craft Show (London, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Austin), Unique LA, and the Brooklyn Flea.
There are seven postcards in this series of Paris neighborhoods: the Marais, the Champ de Mars, Montmartre, l’Etoile, the Palais-Royal, and the Tuileries. These are the Champ de Mars postcards, a tribute to this favorite park in Paris’s seventh arrondissement.
About the Champ de Mars:
Each postcard features a color palette determined by the neighborhood itself. The Champ de Mars is the large park that surrounds the Eiffel Tower, and the dark blue and gold colors in the postcard reference the tower’s nightly “sparkles.” The tower is illuminated every hour after sunset for five minutes every hour on the hour, a special show that can be viewed right across Paris but nowhere better than on the Champ de Mars.
The name “Champ de Mars” translates to “Field of Mars,” a nod to the Roman god of warfare — which is itself a reference to the military drills that often took place here. The École Militaire is only a brief walk away. Now, the Champ de Mars is one of Parisians’ favorite summer spots for an outdoor picnic — just bring a blanket, stock up on cheap wine at Franprix, and spread out your favorite array of snacks. It rivals the Seine-side spaces for popularity on warm nights.