Tag Archives: Loire Valley

German Youth against Nazisim ~ a new local exhibition


“THE WHITE ROSE” is a temporary exhibition at the Maison du Souvenir de Maillé, 1 rue de la Paix, 37800 Maillé. It runs until 31st August 2015. The exhibition is a joint French-German initiative depicting the activities of, White Rose; … Continue reading

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What’s on July 2015: Ethni’Cité, village troglodyte


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More on bonnets of the Touraine


Hi all, image from an old postcard I recently bought at a brocante in the area.

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Demarccation Line, Descartes, South Touraine


It seems that no matter how often you visit a place there’s always something new…something you’ve missed. Here’s the Demarcation Line marker at the very edge of the town, on the Avenue du Maréchal Leclerc.      

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The three sequoia trees of the beautiful city of Loches, Touraine


No matter how often I visit the beautiful city of Loches, I still manage to spot something new and interesting. For example, recently, when walking though the city’s public park, I viewed….well, for once, I’ll be quiet….I think the images … Continue reading

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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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James McNeill Whistler in the Touraine and yet more Museums go viral


Hi,  one  post that gets the most hits on my blog is the link to the World’s Art Museums who have started to digitalise their collections (click here to see previous post).  Well I’ve just re-visited the site and discovered … Continue reading

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