Category Archives: Amboise

Views of Châteaux of the Touraine ~ by Louis-Antonin Neurdein, c1890


Further to my previous post, here are further views of the Châteaux of the Touraine. This time they are sepia photographs from the 1911 book, In Château Land, by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. It is available for you to download from The … Continue reading

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Sketches of the chateaux, churches and street scenes along the Loire, c1910


The images below, mostly vignettes based on paintings done during research for the book, come from the book The Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Valley. This guide to the region is Francis Miltoun and was published … Continue reading

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French Wars of Religion – a quick timeline


Further to my recent post, a few visitors have asked me when the French Wars of Religion occurred. This series of bloody wars came in separate but connected phases and present quite a complicated picture. So, for clarity’s sake I’ve … Continue reading

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Old aerial images of the Touraine and the Loire Valley


M. Didier Lecoq has assembled a fantastic collection of stories and images of aeroplanes of the Touraine on his site: Aéroplane de Touraine: L’histoire de l’aviation en Indre-et-Loire des origines à nos jours. His site includes old aerial photos of … Continue reading

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Two images of Amboise on the Loire; 1775 and 1948


Here are two images of Amboise on the Loire, Central France from very different periods and very different perspectives. They come from the 1948 edition of the book Visage de la Touraine which is part of my small but growing … Continue reading

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18th Century maps of Amboise in the Touraine Region, France


Below are maps of the château town of Amboise, the Loire and surrounding communities in the South Touraine, c1750-80.   They come from the wonderful online collection of maps, images and documents at the French Ministry of Culture’s web site.

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18th Century map of Chargé on the Loire, near Amboise


Visit Ministry of Culture’s on-line collection here.

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