- …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.
- advertising signage Amboise Angers Arts Azay-le-Rideau Betz-le-Chateau Blois cable laying Catholic Church Chambord Chaumont-sur-Loire Chedigny Chenonceau Chinon Château Demarcation line Descartes dikes edf electrical cables Ferrière Larçon flint flooding floods four banal French architecture French Communist Party french electricity French Ministry of Culture French Postcards French railways French Resistance French Revolution French Traditions hemp Huguenot Indre Joan of Arc La Celle Guenand Langeais Le Chatelier Le Grand Pressigny Ligueil Loches Loire Loire nature Loire Valley Loire Valley History Louis XI Luynes Martin of Tours Montbazon Montresor Museum of Prehistory Museum of Prehistroire Neuilly le Brignon paganism Paulmy Plessis-les-Tours prehistory silex Touraine Touraine History Touraine map Tours troglodyte underground electricity Ussé vineyards Vouvray Wars of Religion werewolves Women's Fashion Women's History World War II
Category Archives: 19th Century Touraine
The next time you are in the city of Tours take a trip along the rue Bernard Palissy and stop outside of number 4. There you will see an old stone plaque on the facade of a house: “A. Mouchot … Continue reading
France declared war on Prussia in July of 1870 and so began the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71 (1). The south German states, allied with Prussia and the superior organisation and Krupp manufactured artillery pieces of the Prussian and German armies made … Continue reading
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
Hi all, image from an old postcard I recently bought at a brocante in the area.
No matter how often I visit the beautiful city of Loches, I still manage to spot something new and interesting. For example, recently, when walking though the city’s public park, I viewed….well, for once, I’ll be quiet….I think the images … Continue reading
Hi, one post that gets the most hits on my blog is the link to the World’s Art Museums who have started to digitalise their collections (click here to see previous post). Well I’ve just re-visited the site and discovered … Continue reading
To the north of St Maure de Touraine and near Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois once stood the Château de Comacre. Built in 1845 in neo-Gothic English (or Tudor) by the Marquis de Lussac to plans by Sylvain Chateigner, it was destroyed by fire in … Continue reading