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Le Chatelier and Paulmy ~ their châteaux and 16th Century religious wars


Following the recent successful history walk from Paulmy to Le Chatelier in the South Touraine I thought it would be of interest to share the history notes I prepared for the day (many thanks to Kath Watson for assistance with … Continue reading

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Postcard image of Neuilly le Brignon, South Touraine, France c.1900


An image of the Tree of Liberty at Neuilly le Brignon in the South Touraine. It is from my small collection of regional postcards and I have asked one of my neighbours to take a photo of the same spot … Continue reading

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Troglodyte living (human and other) in Le Chatelier, South Touraine, France


In common with the many hamlets and villages in the Touraine region, Le Chatelier has its tradition of troglodyte dwellings, but they are not perhaps as obvious as elsewhere. The château itself has a number of underground workings and a … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier (37350) ~ maps of this beautiful hamlet


Last year Sam, a young farmer at La Jaquetière, Le Chatelier, in the Commune of Paulmy, was good enough to lend me a map of our hamlet. There was no date but it was not too old, perhaps from the … Continue reading

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Jean Vimenet ~ painter, sculpter and actor of the Touraine


Observant readers of a recent blog contacted me to ask who is  Jean Vimenet commemorated in the park of Neuilly le Brignon? So, here a brief biog of this Touraine-born painter and sculptor: Vimenet was born in Tours, May 21, … Continue reading

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