Category Archives: Le Brignon

The Château of Le Chatelier ~ views from a lower moat


When the moat of the château of Le Chatelier was drained recently advantage was taken to do some running repairs to the entrance bridge. Since the moat was re-filled the water level has been rather lower than it was; this … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine, Loire Valley


Sometimes, just sometimes of an morning when the sun is rising, the white walls of the château of Le Chatelier turn a stunning pink.

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine ~ postcard of the ford crossing of the Brignon river


Here’s a lovely postcard image (c1920s) of the old ford crossing of the River Brignon at the village of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine. The metal bridge and embankments which are now in place were only constucted after the … Continue reading

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Weekend Watercolour Painting workshop, Ferrière Larçon


Weekend Watercolour Workshop based at the Petit Théâtre des Balcons, 6 rue des Perrets 37350 Ferrière Larçon, South Touraine. 11, 12, July 13, 2012. 3 days led by local artist and wonderful musician, Patrice Arnold. € 45 day € 120 … Continue reading

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Ferrière Larçon ~ further history & views of this remarkable village in the South Touraine


For the past month or so I have been taking weekly French lessons with my friend Patrice Arnould who lives in Ferrière Larçon in the South Touraine. So, recently, I took the opportunity to walk around and explore further the … Continue reading

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The mill at Le Chatelier, Paulmy, South Touraine


Earlier this week I visited the family of M. Philippe Bonney-Aché who live in the beautifully restored flour mill of the village of Le Chatelier in the commune of Paulmy in the South Touraine. M. Bonney-Aché kindly let me take … Continue reading

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Touraine History Walk ~ Paulmy to Le Chatelier, August 27th 2011


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