**This is not the tarot one most associates with divination or cartomancy. This is an actual game played in France and is taken seriously in France.
This is the French edition of the ‘Bourgeois’ Tarot by Héron. Thank you to https://www.wopc.co.uk/france/heron-french-tarot for the following information:
This style of tarot originated in the mid 19th century with C.L. Wüst of Germany, but French cardmakers appropriated the pattern in c.1900. Each trump card depicts slightly sentimental scenes of late 19th century social and rural activities which follow an underlying scheme based on the ages of man, the four elements, the seasons, etc. Héron is now a part of France Cartes.
The 21 trump cards depict French life at the fin de siècle or end of the century. There is one fool (the card with the star). The face cards consist of Valet, Cavalier, Dame, and Roi. Translated, these are known as Jacks, Knights, Queens, and Kings.
The deck is circa 1990s and consists of 78 cards, which are mint and were never used. There was a plastic seal surrounding the deck, but I broke it to photograph the cards. The box is plastic and does exhibit wear. The cards advertise Kronenbourg, a popular Alsatian beer brand. Also, there is a pamphlet of rules, but it is not original to this deck and is older.
Thank you for looking.
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