Bread oven ~ near Le Grand Pressigny, South Touraine


Further to my past blogs on communal bread ovens, here are a few images of the bread oven at the property my friends, Nev and Cally, are renting. The house is part of a small collection of the most beautiful farm buildings just outside of Le Grand Pressigny in the South Touraine.

The next time the four banal (communal bread oven) in the centre of Le Grand Pressigny is lit for an exhibition of bread making Cally is going to ask the organisers to assist in lighting their oven. They have heard that this could be a three-week process!

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About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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2 Responses to Bread oven ~ near Le Grand Pressigny, South Touraine

  1. Jean says:

    There was also a beautiful bread oven in the property we rented as a gite at the hamlet called (I think) Les Canonieres – just outside the village on the Celle Guenand road. It is now a Gites de France rental property and is owned by the son/daughter of M. Duport of the florist shop in the village. I dare say he would let you have a look at it if you asked !!

    • Jim McNeill says:

      Hello Jean – I’ll look it up when \i’m in the area. Alternativly, if you feel like taking some photos and passing them on to me – I’ll post them for you.
      Regards, Jim

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