To make ends meet after the French Revolution the monks of Notre-dame d'Aiguebelle were forced to look for more income than their traditional occupations in agriculture could yield. A monk with a sweet tooth suggested to go for chocolat. His idea proved to be a very good one. It was soon necessary to build a dedicated production plant. The Chocolat d'Aiguebelle became one of the bigger chocolate brands in France during the early 1900s.

Advertising cards were produced covering many natural history themes as well as maps of the ‘départements’ of France and French colonies. Cards were issued both as collector cards with information on the back and as divided-back postcards.

Ain Aisne Allier Basse-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes Alpes-Maritimes Ardèche Ardennes
Ariège Aube Aude Aveyron
Bouches-du-Rhône Calvados Cantal Charente
Charente-Inférieure Cher Corrèze Corse
Côte-d'Or Côtes-du-Nord Creuse Dordogne
Doubs Drôme Eure Eure-et-Loir
Finistère Gard Haute-Garonne Gers
Gironde Hérault Ille-et-Vilaine Indre
Indre-et-Loire Isère Jura Landes
Loir-et-Cher Loire Haute-Loire Loire-Inférieure
Loiret Lot Lot-et-Garonne Lozère
Maine-et-Loire Manche Marne Haute-Marne
Mayenne Meurthe-et-Moselle Meuse Morbihan
Nièvre Nord Oise Orne
Pas-de-Calais Puy-de-Dôme Basses-Pyrénées Hautes-Pyrénées
Pyrénées-Orientales Rhône Haute-Saône Saône-et-Loire
Sarthe Savoie Haute-Savoie Seine
Seine Inférieure Seine-et-Marne Seine-et-Oise Deux-Sèvres
Somme Tarn Tarn-et-Garonne Var
Vaucluse Vendée Vienne Haute-Vienne
Vosges Yonne Territoire-de-Belfort  
Alger Constantine Oran Tunis
Dahomey Côte-d'Ivoire Gabon Guinée
Mauritanie Moyen-Congo Oubangui-Chari Sahara
Sénégal Haut-Sénégal et Niger Somali Tchad
Annam et Laos(Nord) Annam et Laos(Sud) Cambodge Cochinchine
Indes Madagascar(Nord) Madagascar(Sud) Nouvelle-Calédonie
Polynésie Occidentale Polynésie Orientale St Pierre et Miquelon Tonkin
Antilles Guadeloupe Guyane Martinique