questions FRÉQUENTES

How long will it take to receive my order?

We ship orders every day by post.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping costs €3, regardless of the number of books purchased.

What about shipping costs abroad?

The shipping costs are also €3, regardless of the number of books purchased.

Is the payment secure?

Payment by credit card is 100% secure by Payplug thanks to the HTTPS protocol. Sensitive data, such as credit card number and expiry date, are fully encrypted and protected by TLS. The information exchanged cannot be intercepted by a third party during the transaction, nor by Payplug once the transaction has been authorised.

Is it possible to pay by cheque?

Yes, of course. Please fill out the order form, print it and send it with your cheque payable to "editions du cardo" at 5 rue Bertin Poirée, 75001 Paris.

How do I apply for my city to be part of your collection?

Please contact us by email. We are interested in all communities with a history of their own. Cities crossed by a Roman road are given priority.

I'm a bookseller. Do you offer a discount? What are the shipping costs?

Yes, a discount is applied and shipping costs vary. Please contact us by email.

Are you planning to publish new books?

Yes, several cities are in the pipeline. We are currently working on a guide to Bayeux.

Can your books be found in bookshops?

Yes, several bookshops sell our short guides to architecture.
Paris: Librairie Eyrolles, magasin Sennelier, BHV, Librairie du Moniteur at the Cité de l'Architecture, Librairie du Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Librairie du Compagnonnage, Librairie Delamain, Librairie Henri IV, Paris Historique, Librairie du Bon Marché, Librairie Picard&EponaFNAC, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée d'Orsay, Musée du Petit Palais, Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée du Louvre, Musée Picasso, Musée d'Art Moderne, Musée du Luxembourg, Musée Maillol, Musée Jacquemart-André.
Antibes: Librairie Masséna, Sanctuaire de la Garoupe, Musée Picasso, Librairie du Casino de Juan-les-Pins. Musée national Fernand Léger in Biot.
Autun: Librairie la Promesse de l'aube, Maison de la Presse, Tourist Office, Musée de Bibracte and E. Leclerc supermarket.
Nice: Librairie Masséna, Librairie Jean-Jaurès, Librairie la Sorbonne, Librairie Niçoise, Briqueterie concept storeFNAC, Musée Matisse and Musée Chagall
Toulouse: Librairie Ombres BlanchesMaison de la presse le Temps de Vivre 

Where can I find the booklets on ochre by the Terres et Couleurs association, chaired by Félicien Carli?

You can find the eight booklets on


By email to or by post. We respond to all messages.