Category Archives: Paulmy, South Touraine

The history and present day life of this working commune.

Demarcation line marker in the Touraine


Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted ~ just been too busy with life & work. Here are a couple of images of one of a series of markers that have been erected in the South Touraine to … Continue reading

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Halloween/Toussaint and the nature of French cemetaries


Every year on the 1st November the Catholic festival of La Toussaint (All Saint’s Day) is a celebrated in churches and graveyards across France. Officially it is the day when all the saints recognised by the Catholic Church are honoured. … Continue reading

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War Memorials in the village cemetery of Paulmy, South Touraine, France (37)


Below are images of memorials in the cemetery of Paulmy in the South Touraine to those who were killed during the two World Wars (1914-18 and 1939-45).

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Touraine Map c1608 ~ yours to explore and download


Here’s a cute map, c1608, of the area of South Touraine between La Haye (Descartes) to Azay. The early C17th spelling of place names is of interest as are the lack of details of roads but the significance of rivers … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier and Paulmy ~ their châteaux and 16th Century religious wars


Following the recent successful history walk from Paulmy to Le Chatelier in the South Touraine I thought it would be of interest to share the history notes I prepared for the day (many thanks to Kath Watson for assistance with … Continue reading

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The Grotto at Paulmy in the South Touraine, France


Deep in the woods surrounding the old Chateau of Paulmy in the South Touraine there is a Catholic Grotte (Grotto) to the Virgin Mary. I was guided to it by Julie Vasina who, with her husband, lives and runs the … Continue reading

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The mill at Le Chatelier, Paulmy, South Touraine


Earlier this week I visited the family of M. Philippe Bonney-Aché who live in the beautifully restored flour mill of the village of Le Chatelier in the commune of Paulmy in the South Touraine. M. Bonney-Aché kindly let me take … Continue reading

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