Tag Archives: Ligueil

The WW2 Demarcation Line ~ Ligueil, South Touraine

This map comes from the Resistance in the Touraine’s web site – further details here. Do view my previous blogs on the local Demarcation Line here and here. Double click on the map for a larger image.

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La Ligne de démarcation ~ The Demarcation Line at Ligueil

There is a new web site that’s online dealing with the Second World War demarcation line and the liberation of Ligueil in the South Touraine, Loire Valley, France. It links to my previous posting on the sign that was errected … Continue reading

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Calling all gite and chambre d’hôte owners in the South Touraine

On Tuesday, 31st July, 2012, Le Dit Vin (Descarte’s favourite wine outlet!) is open to meet with all gite and chambre d’hôte owners who are interested in joining their ‘Fidelity Scheme’. Owners are invited to meet with staff anytime between … Continue reading

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Demarcation line marker in the Touraine

Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted ~ just been too busy with life & work. Here are a couple of images of one of a series of markers that have been erected in the South Touraine to … Continue reading

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Old advertising signs in the Touraine and an appeal for more!

One feature of life in the Touraine is the number of old advertising signage – metal, carved or painted on walls – seen in practically every village and certainly every town. They often refer to defunct products and companies. They … Continue reading

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Touraine Map c1608 ~ yours to explore and download

Here’s a cute map, c1608, of the area of South Touraine between La Haye (Descartes) to Azay. The early C17th spelling of place names is of interest as are the lack of details of roads but the significance of rivers … Continue reading

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Touraine country libraries ~ Ligueil a case in point

Last week, at a cost of just 5€, I joined my local library at Ligueil in the South Touraine. I did this ‘cos I love books, love libraries, love second-hand bookshops and because you never know what or who you’ll … Continue reading

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The story of May 8th ~ the celebration of the end of WWII in France

It was on May 8th, 1945 that Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the Free French Forces, announced the official end of World War II marking the end of the six-year war and of Nazi oppression in France. So, May … Continue reading

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Ligueil ~ Hotel du Columbier ~ images of today and yesteryear in the Touraine

Sandra and I have had a number of fine, home-cooked meals in the restaurant of the Columbier Hotel, 4, place du Général Leclerc, Ligueil in the South Touraine. If you’ve not been there it’s well worth a visit, especially for … Continue reading

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18th Century map of Ligueil and Ciran, Touraine Region, France

Below are maps of the towns of Ligueil and Ciran and surrounding communities in the South Touraine, c1750-80.   They come from the terrific, must visit, online collection of maps, images and documents at the French Ministry of Culture’s web site. … Continue reading

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