Category Archives: 18th Century

Cosette FRÉVAL ~ weaver of hemp, linen and wool ~ Saint Rémy-sur-Creuse (86)


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

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Loire Valley memorial to the abolition of slavery ~ inauguration on 25th March, 2012


Please click here to see full details of the inauguration of this important memorial commemorating the abolition of the slave trade in France at the mouth of the Loire River at the city of Nantes. Nantes was by far the … Continue reading

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The Vendée War of 1773-1799 ~ the Loire valley during the French Revolution


Following the French Revolution of 1789 one part of the Loire population became pitted against another. Basically, while the inhabitants of towns quickly saw the benefits accruing from the Revolution, rural peasants were inclined to oppose change (1). This led … Continue reading

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C17th and C18th plans and maps of Amboise in the Loire Valley, Touraine


Just right-click on any image to see enlargement. Source http://gallica.bnf.fr/

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Château of Amboise in the Loire Valley ~ C18th and C19th images


Further to my recent blog on C18th & C19th images of Amboise by Bergeron and other artists, below are further images of the Château of Amboise in the Loire Valley of the Touraine. They are by a number of different … Continue reading

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Amboise – C18th & C19th images by Bergeron and others


Here are a number of glorious images of the Château and other views in Amboise on the River Loire. The majority are by an artist named Bergeron and are in pencil with brown ink wash. Once again thanks to the … Continue reading

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Maillé and Luynes in the Touraine ~ C17th images by Louis Boudan


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

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