Tag Archives: Chinon

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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A timeline of war and intrigue in the Touraine ~ 1044-1189


  Although this blog site will not focus on Kings & Queens and châteaux ~ their role has to be covered to some degree ~ for example to understand how the institution of Medieval chivalry and knighthood, and its decline, … Continue reading

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Joan of Arc – why start blogging on about Joan?


So, another blog about Joan of Arc, when there is so much on the web…in fact there are pages and pages and pages about her…. On the whole,though, existing web sites and blogs deal with straight forward historical reportage of … Continue reading

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15th Century Cannabis Growing at Chinon


Born at Seuilly near the city of Chinon in the Touraine, François Rabbelais was a French Renaissance writer, a Franciscan monk, humanist surgeon and physician. He was also the  writer of classic comic novels which belittled the Catholic Church and … Continue reading

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