Tag Archives: Archives Départmental l’Indres et Loire

The Touraine: host to the world’s first solar powered home…..in1864!


The next time you are in the city of Tours take a trip along the rue Bernard Palissy and stop outside of number 4. There you will see an old stone plaque on the facade of a house: “A. Mouchot … Continue reading

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Grand Week of Exhibitions at Tours ~ 1930


The poster reproduced below comes from the web site of the Archives Départmental l’Indres et Loire – this site is well worth a visit by anyone interested in the Touraine Region and its history. It’s also useful as it provides … Continue reading

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