Tag Archives: French architecture

So, you think you know Descartes?


So, the other day I walked around the centre of Descartes in the South Touraine….going up off-beat streets….and recording various images of interest. A prize of a bottle of wine to the person who can guess the location of each … Continue reading

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The Château of Le Chatelier ~ a view before renovation


Here’s a great aerial shot of the village of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine. Interestingly it was taken before the Château of Le Chatelier was renovated and it was used as a working farm. Striking points include: the overgrown … Continue reading

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The Château of Le Chatelier ~ views from a lower moat


When the moat of the château of Le Chatelier was drained recently advantage was taken to do some running repairs to the entrance bridge. Since the moat was re-filled the water level has been rather lower than it was; this … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier – two images from early 20th century and today


  Some friends in the village of Le Chatelier, South Touraine recently sent me a few old images of the hamlet. Here are two with approximate modern day shots ~ the question is: how many people can you spot in … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine ~ postcard of the ford crossing of the Brignon river


Here’s a lovely postcard image (c1920s) of the old ford crossing of the River Brignon at the village of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine. The metal bridge and embankments which are now in place were only constucted after the … Continue reading

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Weekend Watercolour Painting workshop, Ferrière Larçon


Weekend Watercolour Workshop based at the Petit Théâtre des Balcons, 6 rue des Perrets 37350 Ferrière Larçon, South Touraine. 11, 12, July 13, 2012. 3 days led by local artist and wonderful musician, Patrice Arnold. € 45 day € 120 … Continue reading

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More on old ads in the Touraine


Hi all A while back I posted a blog on old advertising signs of the Touraine Region. Well, I noticed that our neighbouring French blogger in Poitou-Charents has also posed similar images for his region – but he’s taken it … Continue reading

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