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Annual Fête du Pain, Cussay in the Touraine Region of France

Last month Sandra and I visited the Fête du pain and broccante at our nearby village of Cussay in the Touraine. The enthusiastic bakers at the communal bread oven were going full blast and attracting numerous visitors. It was a … Continue reading

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Bread oven ~ near Le Grand Pressigny, South Touraine

Further to my past blogs on communal bread ovens, here are a few images of the bread oven at the property my friends, Nev and Cally, are renting. The house is part of a small collection of the most beautiful … Continue reading

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French bread ovens in Quebec ~ how to bake your own

One of the joys of blogging is making unexpected links with and learning from individuals and different groups anywhere in the world. Through this site I’ve been e-chatting with Kath and Roger who live just 12k away from our house … Continue reading

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Troglodyte life in Paulmy, South Touraine

Like many villages, towns and hamlets of the Touraine, such as Le Grand Pressigny, Paulmy, in the Touraine du Sud, is no exception in having its own troglodyte dwellings. Last summer I, Sandra and our friends, Graham and Lisa, were … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier ~ memories of the old flour mill and communal bread making

Regular visitors will have viewed the map I posted of Le Chatelier’s old mill, Moulin de Châtelier. I mentioned this map to the Barrault family who live in the hamlet and Madame Paulette Barrault told me the mill was still … Continue reading

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