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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. Advertisements

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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

Posted in 20th Century, Amboise, Angers, architecture, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Chavigny, Chenonceau, Chinon, Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Fontevrault, Langeais, Langeais, Loches, Luynes, Maps, Montrichard, Plessis-les-Tours, Saumur, Tours, Ussé, Valençay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tours, City of the Touraine ~ 1657


Here is a beautiful representation of the Touraine city of Tours, by the cartographer  Matthäus Merian, published in 1657. Just click on the image for a larger view.

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Touraine Map c1608 ~ yours to explore and download


Here’s a cute map, c1608, of the area of South Touraine between La Haye (Descartes) to Azay. The early C17th spelling of place names is of interest as are the lack of details of roads but the significance of rivers … Continue reading

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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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Descartes Paper Mill during the First World War


The remarkable image below is a watercolour painted in 1916 by Gaston ADOUE who belonged to a group of German soldiers prisoner of war working in the Paper Mill of La Haye-Descartes (today named Descartes). This painting is of the … Continue reading

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