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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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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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1590 map of France & the Loire Valley


1590 map of France along with an extract showing the Touraine/Loire Valley Region. To see enlarged versions just right-click on either image and chose to ‘open link in new window’ or ‘open link in a new tab’. From the French … 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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C17th and C18th plans and maps of Amboise in the Loire Valley, Touraine


Just right-click on any image to see enlargement. Source http://gallica.bnf.fr/

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Maillé and Luynes in the Touraine ~ C17th images by Louis Boudan


The commune of Maillé in the Touraine is burned into the minds of many as the place of the Second World War massacre. But, of course, the small town and its surrounding district has more history than that single tragic … 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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Train excursion to the Touraine ~ poster by Gustave Fraipont, 1893


This beautiful poster was published by Fraipont et Moreau, 95 rue de Vaugirard, Paris in 1893. Its original size was 139 x 100cm. The illustration and design was the work of Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923) and is one of numerous designs … Continue reading

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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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