Category Archives: Chedigny

Events and fetes in the South Touraine ~ Summer 2012


Yesterday Sandra and I visited our excellent local market in Descartes and I took the opportunity to snap posters of some of the up-and-coming events in our area. There’s more info of the host of local summer activities at the … Continue reading

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Chédigny Rose Festival, Touraine, 2011


It was May, and once again the small and beautifully formed village of Chédigny held its Rose Festival. Organised by the Association Roses de Chédigny the entire festival is a delight to the senses ~ and the good thing is, … Continue reading

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Tours synagogue and its WWII commemorative plaques


Late last year Sandra and I visited the small synagogue in the city of Tours (below).   It can be found at 37, Rue Parmentier in Tours and dates from 1907, a gift from the Parisian, Daniel Osiris. Its architect … Continue reading

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Lime Kilns of the Touraine


The Touraine has large deposits of limestone across the region. This is highly visible in its use of light tuffeau stone used in so many local buildings such as the one at Chêdigny, left. Below is a map from 1948 … Continue reading

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Chédigny ~ a village of roses


Every summer the small and beautiful village of Chédigny holds its Rose Festival organised by local people through their Association Roses de Chédigny. At his time the village is awash with colourful roses, including up to 200 old, rustic varieties. … Continue reading

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