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Touraine and Berry Regions of France; promotional materials from the past


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Postcard of the Chateau of Amboise ~ and its story from 1906


Recently I added a couple of postcards of the Touraine to my small collection, this time through EBAY. The one below is a view of Amboise that, while interesting in itself, it is the reverse that tells a story. It … Continue reading

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More Touraine photographs from the library of the Neurdein brothers c.1880


Further to my recent post of photographs of Chateaux of the Loire Valley below are further images by the Neurdein Brothers of Paris. The images can be found on the website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France – where you … Continue reading

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Train excursion to the Touraine ~ poster by Gustave Fraipont, 1893


This beautiful poster was published by Fraipont et Moreau, 95 rue de Vaugirard, Paris in 1893. Its original size was 139 x 100cm. The illustration and design was the work of Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923) and is one of numerous designs … Continue reading

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Views of Châteaux of the Touraine ~ by Louis-Antonin Neurdein, c1890


Further to my previous post, here are further views of the Châteaux of the Touraine. This time they are sepia photographs from the 1911 book, In Château Land, by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. It is available for you to download from The … Continue reading

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Sketches of the chateaux, churches and street scenes along the Loire, c1910


The images below, mostly vignettes based on paintings done during research for the book, come from the book The Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Valley. This guide to the region is Francis Miltoun and was published … Continue reading

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Old aerial images of the Touraine and the Loire Valley


M. Didier Lecoq has assembled a fantastic collection of stories and images of aeroplanes of the Touraine on his site: Aéroplane de Touraine: L’histoire de l’aviation en Indre-et-Loire des origines à nos jours. His site includes old aerial photos of … Continue reading

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