Category Archives: Maps

The WW2 Demarcation Line ~ Ligueil, South Touraine

This map comes from the Resistance in the Touraine’s web site – further details here. Do view my previous blogs on the local Demarcation Line here and here. Double click on the map for a larger image.

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1590 map of France & the Loire Valley

1590 map of France along with an extract showing the Touraine/Loire Valley Region. To see enlarged versions just right-click on either image and chose to ‘open link in new window’ or ‘open link in a new tab’. From the French … Continue reading

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Animated Maps of French and World History

Here’s a site that I’ve only just discovered: The Map as History ~ animated and narrated maps (in English and French) for a better understanding of history.  It claims to be: The largest on-line collection of animated historical maps For … 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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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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Mosnes on the Loire ~ 18th century maps

This 18th century map is of the town of Mosnes which lies on the River Loire, halfway between Tours and Blois. The map is another in the series from the digital collection of the French Ministry of Culture’s web site. … Continue reading

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18th Century Maps of the town Port de Pile, Touraine Region, France

Below are maps (c1750-80) of the village of Port de Pile. It stands on the south bank of the River Creuse and about 10k north-west of Descartes, and surrounding communities just over the border in the Vienne department.   The village … Continue reading

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