Category Archives: Le Chatelier

The people and places of this beautiful hamlet.

The Château of Le Chatelier ~ a view before renovation


Here’s a great aerial shot of the village of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine. Interestingly it was taken before the Château of Le Chatelier was renovated and it was used as a working farm. Striking points include: the overgrown … Continue reading

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The Château of Le Chatelier ~ views from a lower moat


When the moat of the château of Le Chatelier was drained recently advantage was taken to do some running repairs to the entrance bridge. Since the moat was re-filled the water level has been rather lower than it was; this … Continue reading

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Lower electricity charges in Le Chatelier ~ new lamps for old


So, after 4-6 months work during 2012 the old pylons were gradually removed and new street lamps of Le Chatelier were finally installed! And very pretty the look as well…a great improvement for our hamlet!

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Lower electricity charges in Le Chatelier ~ part 2


As well as digging up the roads of Le Chatelier the château moat also had to be emptied so an electrical cable could be laid across. Cor, what a mess! (No fish were injured during the making of this electricity … Continue reading

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Lower electricity charges in Le Chatelier ~ it’s official


Over the past 4-6 months the electricity pylons in our hamlet, Le Chatelier in the South Touraine have been removed and replaced by underground cables. It’s been a right old messy job involving a fair number of periods when we’ve … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier – two images from early 20th century and today


  Some friends in the village of Le Chatelier, South Touraine recently sent me a few old images of the hamlet. Here are two with approximate modern day shots ~ the question is: how many people can you spot in … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine, Loire Valley


Sometimes, just sometimes of an morning when the sun is rising, the white walls of the château of Le Chatelier turn a stunning pink.

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