Category Archives: Vértez

Tours synagogue and its WWII commemorative plaques


Late last year Sandra and I visited the small synagogue in the city of Tours (below).   It can be found at 37, Rue Parmentier in Tours and dates from 1907, a gift from the Parisian, Daniel Osiris. Its architect … Continue reading

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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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