Tag Archives: French Postcards

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

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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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Young women of Vouvray in traditional Touraine costume ~ 1906

Here is the second of the two postcards of the Touraine that I recently purchased. This is of four “Pretty Young Girls of Vouvray”. The message on the reverse, from a father on a summer holiday to his daughter who … Continue reading

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Postcard of the Chateau of Amboise ~ and its story from 1906

Recently I added a couple of postcards of the Touraine to my small collection, this time through EBAY. The one below is a view of Amboise that, while interesting in itself, it is the reverse that tells a story. It … Continue reading

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