Tag Archives: Loire

The trams are coming! The trams are coming!


So, the first stage of the tram system has opened in Tours (August, 2014) and how gorgeous it looks; stylish, futuristic, silent and dreamy car-free sweeps of open roadways…..yes, I love them trams! Here are some pics Sandra and I … Continue reading

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Weekend Watercolour Painting workshop, Ferrière Larçon


Weekend Watercolour Workshop based at the Petit Théâtre des Balcons, 6 rue des Perrets 37350 Ferrière Larçon, South Touraine. 11, 12, July 13, 2012. 3 days led by local artist and wonderful musician, Patrice Arnold. € 45 day € 120 … Continue reading

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Beautiful images of the Touraine ~ from Dawn Lincoln


Hi all There are some marvelous images of the Touraine Region on the blog of photographer, Dawn Lincoln. Do visit; Jardins de Villandry, Rocamadour/Tours/Toulouse and Touraine en Automne I know that Dawn’s a visitor to my blog, so, a big … Continue reading

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The Vendée War of 1773-1799 ~ the Loire valley during the French Revolution


Following the French Revolution of 1789 one part of the Loire population became pitted against another. Basically, while the inhabitants of towns quickly saw the benefits accruing from the Revolution, rural peasants were inclined to oppose change (1). This led … Continue reading

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C17th Clermont Château or should that be Chasteau? What’s in a circumflex?


At the end of this blog are two C17th images of the southern aspect of Clermont Château in the Loire Valley. One is by an unknown artist while the other is attributed to Louis Bourdan whose work appears in a … Continue reading

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Scenes of the Loire c1906 ~ and a little detective work by yours truly


Project Gutenberg is the source of the book “Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine” written by Francis Miltoun and illustrated by Blanche McManus, published  in 1906 – it is  downloadable here. Now, just as I was writing the above, I … Continue reading

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C17th Marmoustier Abbey at Tours and C17th maps of the Loire at Marmoustier and Montlouis


For further images and the history of Marmoustier Abbey visit my earlier post. For further C17th images of maps of the Loire at Tours just click here to visit an older posting.

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