- Liberation celebrations, Descartes, 1944
- The Touraine: host to the world’s first solar powered home…..in1864!
- Yet more on old french signs
- Gaston Monmousseau (1883-1960): trade unionist and political agitator of the Touraine.
- Wine-making in the Touraine during World War II: a story of Resistance and Resilliance
- Touraine Flint Tool ~ the stone age predecessor of the Swiss Army Knife?
- Pigeon Post from Tours? The siege of Paris and the use of microdots!
- Domaine Charles Pain ~ excellent Touraine wine from the banks of the Vienne
- Cosette FRÉVAL ~ weaver of hemp, linen and wool ~ Saint Rémy-sur-Creuse (86)
- Selling English Cakes at La Celle-Guenand, in Touraine du Sud
- Amboise Angers Arts Azay-le-Rideau Betz-le-Chateau Blois cable laying Catholic Church Chambord Chaumont-sur-Loire Chedigny Chenonceau Chinon Château Demarcation line Descartes dikes edf electrical cables Ferrière Larçon flint flooding floods four banal French architecture French Communist Party french electricity French Ministry of Culture French Postcards French railways French Resistance French Revolution French Traditions hemp Huguenot Indre Joan of Arc La Celle Guenand Langeais Le Chatelier Le Grand Pressigny Ligueil Loches Loire Loire nature Loire Valley Loire Valley History Louis XI Luynes Martin of Tours Montbazon Montresor Museum of Prehistory Museum of Prehistroire Neuilly le Brignon Orleans paganism Paulmy Plessis-les-Tours prehistory silex Touraine Touraine History Touraine map Tours troglodyte underground electricity Ussé vineyards Vouvray Wars of Religion werewolves Women's Fashion Women's History World War II
How to get the best from this history blog site
Hi If you wish to find blog entries on a particular topic (e.g. a town, person, industry, local French resistance) then just visit the ‘TOPICS’ drop down menu on the right-hand side of the page, scroll down and select the topic that interests you. I also recommend that you explore the ‘LINKS’ section at the bottom right-hand side of this page to discover the wealth of writing on the Touraine area. I want this site to be as interactive as possible with a view to developing a place of interest for the casual, interested reader but also as a resource for schools and colleges and a gateway to information for individual research. As well as appreciating comments and feedback on the contents I post, I encourage visitors to send me old images, maps or text on aspects of local history so I can post them on this site to share with others who have an interest in the Touraine. Well that’s about it, do keep your comments coming, enjoy exploring this site and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Warm regards, Jim