Tag Archives: Vouvray

Young women of Vouvray in traditional Touraine costume ~ 1906


Here is the second of the two postcards of the Touraine that I recently purchased. This is of four “Pretty Young Girls of Vouvray”. The message on the reverse, from a father on a summer holiday to his daughter who … Continue reading

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Old aerial images of the Touraine and the Loire Valley


M. Didier Lecoq has assembled a fantastic collection of stories and images of aeroplanes of the Touraine on his site: Aéroplane de Touraine: L’histoire de l’aviation en Indre-et-Loire des origines à nos jours. His site includes old aerial photos of … Continue reading

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Parachutist rescued by bubbly Vouvray boy!


Earlier this month I came across Dave Kasper’s Touraine blog, Select Wine Journeys and discovered this interesting and moving story. One September morning, local Canadian resident, Dave Kasper, was leading one of his group walks. This time the walk centred … Continue reading

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