An article by Vokya D, added on 05 March 2024 3 min. reading

As part of the celebrations marking the fiftieth anniversary of Paris international airport, La Poste announces the issue of a commemorative stamp of face value of €1,96. On sale from March 18, 2024, this stamp has particular importance in the history of French aviation.

A stamp for the 50th anniversary of Paris CDG airport 2024 © La Poste

An evocative design

The stamp, measuring 40,85 x 30 mm, is an artistic creation of Deborah Desmada. After training at the Beaux-Arts in Paris as well as in fashion, Déborah Desmada chose to devote herself to illustration. Her interest in architecture, from Antiquity to Haussmannian Paris, is reflected in her drawings where she reinterprets the places that have left an imprint on her memory. His creations, both dreamlike and graphic, captivate with their vibrant colors and palpable emotions. A recurring element in his work is the presence of mysterious spheres scattered throughout each of his works, adding an intriguing dimension to his art.

Deborah Desmada ©Valrhona

His work highlights two emblematic symbols: the Eiffel Tower, emblem of Paris, and Terminal T1, a true imprint of the architect Paul Andreu (1938-2018), a leading figure at the airport.

A tribute to Terminal 1

Terminal 1 designed by Paul Andreu, also nicknamed the “Camembert”, alone embodies the audacity and futuristic vision which characterized the development of Paris international airport. This iconic structure has left its mark on generations of travelers, while contributing to the global reputation of CDG and influencing the architecture of other airports around the world.

Buy the stamp in advance

The stamp will be sold in preview on Friday March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2024 at:

  • TREMBLAY-EN-FRANCE (93) Post office, 8:30 a.m. to 18 p.m., Roissy ADP TRAVEL terminal, 93290 TREMBLAYEN-FRANCE.
  • ROISSY-EN-FRANCE (95) Roissy village France post office, Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 7 place du Pays de France, 95700 ROISSY. 
  • PARIS (75) Le Carré d'Encre, from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m., 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS (Cancellation until 17 p.m.).

Limited availability

The commemorative stamp, minted at only 600 000 copies, thus becomes a valuable collector's item for philatelists and aviation enthusiasts. Its limited availability makes it a unique testimony to the history of French aviation and the innovative architecture that has marked Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Archives: old stamp from 1974

Stamp for the inauguration of CDG in 1974

In 1974, a commemorative stamp was issued for the inauguration of Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. With a face value of 60 centimes, it was engraved by Pierre Forget and drawn by Paul Lengellé, associated with the French department of Val-d'Oise (95). Serrated with a 13 serration for precise cutting, it features shades of olive and purple which make it distinctive, while its intaglio printing offers great finesse in the details. In total, 8 copies were issued, highlighting its importance in French postal and aeronautical history. This stamp, with its careful and unique design, remains a precious testimony to the inauguration of Charles de Gaulle airport, sought after by philatelists and history enthusiasts.