- …and yet more on old signage in France….
- Angie Palmer….Barrou…..next Friday
- Flooding in the Loire
- Breaking news….opening up the Vichy regime archives
- ….a little more on Marcel Marceau
- Marcel Marceau ~ une vie extraordinaire
- Liberation celebrations, Descartes, 1944
- The Touraine: host to the world’s first solar powered home…..in1864!
- Yet more on old french signs
- Gaston Monmousseau (1883-1960): trade unionist and political agitator of the Touraine.
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Category Archives: 17th Century
A few days ago Sandra and I had the pleasure of meeting with a local artisan weaver and fabric designer, Cosette FRÉVAL. Cosette has been interested in weaving since she was 18 years of age. She, with her husband, Guy, … Continue reading
Les “Tambours tourangeaux” will be playing in Descartes market on Sunday, 26th July from 10am to 12noon and then, from 3pm, starting from the Descartes Museum they will be leading a guided tour in the footsteps of René Descartes through … Continue reading
At the end of this blog are two C17th images of the southern aspect of Clermont Château in the Loire Valley. One is by an unknown artist while the other is attributed to Louis Bourdan whose work appears in a … Continue reading
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Well, who can explain the story behind the image below of happenings in the sky above the Touraine during the 5th to the 15th August, 1670? I have no idea if the blazing planks represent comets or meteors ~ but … Continue reading
The commune of Maillé in the Touraine is burned into the minds of many as the place of the Second World War massacre. But, of course, the small town and its surrounding district has more history than that single tragic … Continue reading
In second half of the seventeenth century the French antiquary, Roger de Gaignières (1644-1715), fascinated by the history of France, amassed an extensive collection of historical manuscripts, portraits and original documents relating mainly to the French monarchy and ecclesiastical history … Continue reading