On the back of this postcard it says Toulouse – Hotel de Roquetes, Tour du Tournoer. Nowadays the hotel is called the Hotel Dahus. The building was built in the late fifteenth century and the tower added in 1532. Sometime in the mid twentieth century this motley collection of motor cars parked outside and was caught by a postcard photographer as he took aim at the tower.
After the Citroën Traction Avant and DS, if you were to think of some quintessentially French cars you would surely have the Renault R8, Citroen Ami 6, Renault 4 and Citroën 2CV. All caught here, the R4 (or is it a 10?) a little worse for wear and all cars I love.
On the tower is an inscription in Latin which the driver of the MG Midget (Austin Healey Sprite?) probably invoked. Esto Michi Domine Turris Fortitudinis a Facie Inimici, which roughly translates Lord be a tower of strength to me as I park here amongst the Enemy.