Tag Archives: French Ministry of Culture

Château of Amboise in the Loire Valley ~ C18th and C19th images


Further to my recent blog on C18th & C19th images of Amboise by Bergeron and other artists, below are further images of the Château of Amboise in the Loire Valley of the Touraine. They are by a number of different … 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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18th Century Map of Cormery and Tyures on the Indre River, Touraine Region, France


The towns of Cormery and Tyures lie either side of the Indre River and are about half way between Tours and Loches in the Touraine. Below are maps of the towns and their surrounding communities c1750-80 from the wonderful online … Continue reading

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Mosnes on the Loire ~ 18th century maps


This 18th century map is of the town of Mosnes which lies on the River Loire, halfway between Tours and Blois. The map is another in the series from the digital collection of the French Ministry of Culture’s web site. … Continue reading

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18th Century Maps of Saint Quentin-sur-Indrois, Touraine Region, France


Below are two different maps of Saint Quintin, the Indre River and surrounding communities in the South Touraine, c1750-80. I love the Indre valley at this point in its meandering journey especially when, in spring, the buds on the small … Continue reading

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18th Century Map of Bléré and La Croix on the River Cher, Touraine Region of France


Below are maps of the small towns of Bléré and La Criox, the River Cher and surrounding communities in the South Touraine, c1750-80.   They come from the wonderful online collection of maps, images and documents at the French Ministry of … Continue reading

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18th Century Map of Montrichard on the Cher River, Touraine Region, France


Below is a map of Montrichard on the Cher River and its surrounding communities in the Touraine, c1750-80.   They come from the wonderful online collection of maps, images and documents at the French Ministry of Culture’s web site. I think … Continue reading

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