Tag Archives: Chambord

Flooding in the Loire


Further to the problems of flooding in Central France over the past few weeks. My previous blogs on flooding in the Loire Basin have had an unusual number of daily hits! If you’ve been effected then you might want to … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century, Loire River and Loire Basin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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


Posted in 20th Century, Chambord, Tourism, Valençay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More railway posters of the Touraine – 1896-1910


Following my recent posting: Train excursion to the Touraine ~ poster by Gustave Fraipont, 1893, below is a further selection of Touraine Region railway posters dated between 1896-1910. Here’s a little background on identified  artists: Hugo “d’” Alési (1849-1906). Had a … Continue reading

Posted in 19th Century Touraine, 20th Century, Chambord, Loches, Loire River and Loire Basin, Transport ~ roal. rail, water, Valençay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 19th Century Touraine, Amboise, architecture, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Chaumont-sur-loire, Chenonceau, Langeais, Loches, Loire River and Loire Basin, Louis-Antonin Neurdein, Luynes, Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 19th Century Touraine, Amboise, Artists, Chambord, Loire River and Loire Basin, Transport ~ roal. rail, water, Ussé | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 20th Century, Amboise, Angers, architecture, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Chavigny, Chenonceau, Chinon, Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Fontevrault, Langeais, Langeais, Loches, Luynes, Maps, Montrichard, Plessis-les-Tours, Saumur, Tours, Ussé, Valençay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 20th Century, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Charite-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-loire, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chinon, Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Cosne-sur-Loire, Eguzon, Langeais, Luynes, Montbazon, Montpeupon, Parçay-Meslay, Sagonne, Saint-Aignan, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Sancerre, Saumur, Sully-sur-Loire, Tours, Ussé, Valençay, Villandry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment