‘la poste’ is the equivalent to Royal Mail here and the postie delivers the mail in a yellow van. I adore the personal postboxes you find abroad especially in Europe, there never seems to be two the same. Some are old and battered some new and some as here have notes to the spammers. You can find them hanging on walls, on posts stuck in the front garden, nailed to gates – its all so very random and much personal than a letterbox. This is the posh and not so posh !