- …and yet more on old signage in France….
- Angie Palmer….Barrou…..next Friday
- Flooding in the Loire
- Breaking news….opening up the Vichy regime archives
- ….a little more on Marcel Marceau
- Marcel Marceau ~ une vie extraordinaire
- Liberation celebrations, Descartes, 1944
- The Touraine: host to the world’s first solar powered home…..in1864!
- Yet more on old french signs
- Gaston Monmousseau (1883-1960): trade unionist and political agitator of the Touraine.
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A few days ago Sandra and I had the pleasure of meeting with a local artisan weaver and fabric designer, Cosette FRÉVAL. Cosette has been interested in weaving since she was 18 years of age. She, with her husband, Guy, … Continue reading
For the past month or so I have been taking weekly French lessons with my friend Patrice Arnould who lives in Ferrière Larçon in the South Touraine. So, recently, I took the opportunity to walk around and explore further the … Continue reading
Towards the end of this entry is terrific image from the book I bought last year, Visage de la Touraine. It shows a local man carrying out the lost art of rope-making beside a river in the South Touraine ~ … Continue reading
The Loire Valley is the number one region in France for subterranean dwellings. Along with with the Materra in South of Italy and Andalusia in South of Spain it is the most important place in Europe for exploring troglodyte living. … Continue reading
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