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Solothurn 1730, Switzerland


limited edition of 1500 copies 

François HERI (1680-1746), like his French and Swiss colleagues, produced two types of Tarots: a tarot Marseilles published in 1718 and this tarot from 1730, called a Besançon. The main difference from a traditional Marseilles deck is that Papesse and Pope cards are replaced with Juno and Jupiter.  It is believed that having religious figures in a deck of cards offended Catholics. It's also probable that this switch increased the accessibility of the deck with the Protestant population and helped it take root in the Protestant areas of France, southwestern Germany and Switzerland. 


  • Historic Reproduction realized by Yves Reynaud and Wilfried Houdouin of Tarot De Marseille Heritage
  • limited Edition of 1,500 copies
  • 78 cards + 2 presentation cards (English and French)
  • Cards Measure 2 1/4  x 3 9/16
  • Tarot of Marseilles decks are not sealed in plastic.
Tarot of Marseilles Heritage


 TarotArts is proud to represent Tarot of Marseilles Heritage in the Unites States.


Yves Reynaud and Wilfried Houdouin launched Tarot of Marseilles Heritage to protect and promote the heritage of the traditional Marseilles Tarot.  They publish limited edition facsimiles of the most beautiful historical Tarots of Marseilles, housed in the most prestigious intuitions and private collections around the world.  Meticulous detail is  applied including respecting the size and the design on backs of the cards.  Some of these Tarots originate in the city of Marseilles. Others come from regions around Marseilles where the the graphic and symbolic qualities of these tarots flourished for centuries.