Tag Archives: Plessis-les-Tours

Sketches of the chateaux, churches and street scenes along the Loire, c1910


The images below, mostly vignettes based on paintings done during research for the book, come from the book The Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Valley. This guide to the region is Francis Miltoun and was published … Continue reading

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The strange death of Louis XI at Plessis-les-Tours, 1483


Below are a number of extracts from Philippe de Commyne’s Memoirs of king Louis XI’s (1423 – 1483) time at the château of Plessis-les Tours which lies to the west of Tours.  The château was built in middle of the … Continue reading

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Plessis-les-Tours ~ some interesting facts


The château of Plessis-les Tours is to the west of Tours. It was built in middle of the 15th Century under instructions from Louis XI. The above image is from, Visages de la Touraine in my collection. Here are some … Continue reading

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