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Yet more summer activities at Ethni’Cité, village troglodyte


Hi all, Here are details of children’s summer afternoon activities at Ethni’Cité, Saint Rémy-sur-Creuse plus the artisan weekend in August where yours truly will be singing on the Saturday evening.

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What’s on July 2015: Ethni’Cité, village troglodyte


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Events and fetes in the South Touraine ~ Summer 2012


Yesterday Sandra and I visited our excellent local market in Descartes and I took the opportunity to snap posters of some of the up-and-coming events in our area. There’s more info of the host of local summer activities at the … 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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Ferrière Larçon ~ further history & views of this remarkable village in the South Touraine


For the past month or so I have been taking weekly French lessons with my friend Patrice Arnould who lives in Ferrière Larçon in the South Touraine. So, recently, I took the opportunity to walk around and explore further the … Continue reading

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Ferrière Larçon, a quiet Sunday morning for fishing, strolling and cave-peering


Last Sunday my friend, Colin (The Frugal Gourmet) Dyson and I took a break from fly-fishing and went for a stroll along the banks of the River Larçon  at Ferrière Larçon in the South Touraine. This sweet, picturesque village is set … 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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Ethni’Cité Museum ~ Saint-Rémy-sur-Creuse


The Loire Valley is the number one region in France for subterranean dwellings. Along with with the Materra in South of Italy and Andalusia in South of Spain it is the most important place in Europe for exploring troglodyte living. … Continue reading

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Betz-le-Château ~ troglodyte caverns and passageways


The château at Betz-le-Château in the South Touraine has a number of extensive man-made subterranean passageways.  The word Betz is often associated with such workings that were used as wartime defences, escape routes and refuges. The short publication Souterrains du … Continue reading

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Troglodyte life in Paulmy, South Touraine


Like many villages, towns and hamlets of the Touraine, such as Le Grand Pressigny, Paulmy, in the Touraine du Sud, is no exception in having its own troglodyte dwellings. Last summer I, Sandra and our friends, Graham and Lisa, were … Continue reading

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