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Published January 31, 2016 Updated February 02, 2023

Tarot des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris

Tarot des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris, a French Fire Brigade tarot deck published by Éditions Dusserre.

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A French Fire Brigade tribute tarot deck, thanks to Charly Ripa and Raoul Viger

La brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris

Tarot des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris published by Éditions Dusserre Tarot des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris published by Éditions Dusserre

Above: Tarot des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris published by Éditions Dusserre. 78 cards + two extra cards in box plus a fold-out leaflet with the rules of Tarot in French. The four court cards are: Jack (Valet), Knight (Chevalier or Cavalier), Queen (Dame) and King (Roi).


Addendum - by Roddy Somerville

I would say that this isn't really a "tribute" deck. The reason why this pack and all the many Tarot packs featuring gendarmes have been produced is because traditionally gendarmes and firemen have been thought to be the two social groups in French society which play the French Tarot game more than any other (that is, when they're sitting around in their barracks not fighting crime or putting out fires!). See the box

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