L’Avenue Grammont, Tours: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose


Here’s an early 20th Century postcard image of L’Avenue Grammont; the wide avenue in front of the City Hall of Tours in the Touraine. What I love about it is that it shows electric trams side by side and busily plying their tooting trade. The sytem of tram lines – which also connected Tours with surrounding towns and villages, were ripped up when the internal combustion engine became all the rage. Today, of course, trams are being re-introduced into the city at huge expense; plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

L'Avenue Grammont, Tours

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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One Response to L’Avenue Grammont, Tours: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

  1. drofmit4108 says:

    Just a thought… racing bike wheels are much thinner these days… and VTT wheels are very thick… who’s safer in the city?

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