Date: 1980s (circa) Paris
Size: 28 x 43 inches (71 x 109 cm)
This gaily colored vintage poster was published by Sopexa to promote the wines of France in the south of France, the Languedoc – Roussillon region, commonly referred to simply as Languedoc. The poster features each wine growing region in varying splashes of color. Local highways and important waterways are also featured. Cities and sites of historical importance embellish the poster.
This Languedoc region extends from Provence to the Pyrenees and to the border of Spain, with coastal areas on the Mediterranean. The region is not only a major wine producer, with Vins de Pays d’Oc and sparkling Creman de Limoux among its best-known varieties, but is also an historically rich and important region of the country. Languedoc is home to a number of well-known and revered sites of historical interest such as the immaculately preserved Medieval walled city of Carcasonne, the fantastic Roman amphitheater of Nimes, the three-tiered Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard, to name but a few.
The area is also one of great mystery and intrigue for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Cathars, the Priory of Sion and even the Shroud of Turin all of which became focal points of interest following publication of Dan Brown’s novel "The Da Vinci Code."
Condition: This gaily colored vintage poster is linen backed and in A condition. The map has been linen-backed for preservation and presentation purposes.