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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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snatching occasional glipses of other ways to live ~ events alternative in the South Touraine


So, it’s interesting, (as I sit immersed in  a pile of books on 16th Century Touraine or tinker with drafts of short-run pamphlets on 17th Century radical English sects to jazz-on-i-player-3)  it’s interesting to snatch occasional glimpses of other ways … Continue reading

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Betz-le-Château ~ troglodyte caverns and passageways


The château at Betz-le-Château in the South Touraine has a number of extensive man-made subterranean passageways.  The word Betz is often associated with such workings that were used as wartime defences, escape routes and refuges. The short publication Souterrains du … Continue reading

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