Category Archives: South Touraine ~ Touraine du Sud

Places in the South Touraine.

Liberation celebrations, Descartes, 1944


Here’s a fascinating photo of the liberation celebrations of Descartes in on a sunny autumn day in September 1944. The population of Descartes at the time was about 1,500 and it seems that up to a half of them were … Continue reading

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Selling English Cakes at La Celle-Guenand, in Touraine du Sud


Last Sunday Sandra and I, along with our friends Colin Dyson & Julie Guy, sold many, many, many English-style cakes at the brocante at La Celle-Guenand. The whole day was such a success that we’re repeating the experience later this … Continue reading

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Les “Tambours tourangeaux” ~ playing in Descartes this Sunday!


Les “Tambours tourangeaux” will be playing in Descartes market on Sunday, 26th July from 10am to 12noon and then, from 3pm, starting from the Descartes Museum they will be leading a guided tour in the footsteps of René Descartes through … Continue reading

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Demarccation Line, Descartes, South Touraine


It seems that no matter how often you visit a place there’s always something new…something you’ve missed. Here’s the Demarcation Line marker at the very edge of the town, on the Avenue du Maréchal Leclerc.      

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So, you think you know Descartes?


So, the other day I walked around the centre of Descartes in the South Touraine….going up off-beat streets….and recording various images of interest. A prize of a bottle of wine to the person who can guess the location of each … Continue reading

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The three sequoia trees of the beautiful city of Loches, Touraine


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

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Spring Programme ‘Le Petit Theatre de Balcons’


Here’s the Spring Programme for the marvellous ‘Le Petit Theatre de Balcons’ at Férrier Larçon in the South Touraine. Do support this local venue…it’s a delight! Contact Patrice Arnould 02 47 59 10 97  or petittheatredesbalcons@gmail.com         … Continue reading

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