Category Archives: Quarrying

Ferrière Larçon, a quiet Sunday morning for fishing, strolling and cave-peering


Last Sunday my friend, Colin (The Frugal Gourmet) Dyson and I took a break from fly-fishing and went for a stroll along the banks of the River Larçon  at Ferrière Larçon in the South Touraine. This sweet, picturesque village is set … Continue reading

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Troglodyte living (human and other) in Le Chatelier, South Touraine, France


In common with the many hamlets and villages in the Touraine region, Le Chatelier has its tradition of troglodyte dwellings, but they are not perhaps as obvious as elsewhere. The château itself has a number of underground workings and a … Continue reading

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Troglodyte life in Paulmy, South Touraine


Like many villages, towns and hamlets of the Touraine, such as Le Grand Pressigny, Paulmy, in the Touraine du Sud, is no exception in having its own troglodyte dwellings. Last summer I, Sandra and our friends, Graham and Lisa, were … Continue reading

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