Category Archives: Langeais

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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Touraine railway posters c1920/1930s


I thought, dear readers, you’d be intersted in the selection of images below of old railway posters of the Touraine Region ~ they are available to buy at a number of web sites on-line.

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Loches at war: 1359


The last French campaign of the 100 Years War of Edward III was between 1359-60. Once more the Loire Valley and the Touraine were pivotal regarding victory or defeat. As I mentioned in an earlier blog Gascony is the area … Continue reading

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