The top of the Tour Vironne seen from the west.

This crow's nest on a ship that glides through the mists of an autumn morning seems rather out of place here.

Can this really a lookout tower with no guardroom? Why is it so ornate? Why does it have a balustrade of low arches that offers no protection for the lookout? Why does no other chateau in the region have anything like it? front page

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Pencil drawings - Cleo Tebby

Historical texts - Malardier (end of 19th C), justice of the peace at Montoire

Page layout - T-T-Web

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The music is the Chopin Winter Wind Etude Op 25 No11 played by Robert Finley.