This is a fairly complete list of pages for the Touraine and Tourangeaux site. It does not include pages with just a picture.
FR37 front page - a potpourri of pages about Touraine and the Tourangeaux
Destruction of creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense, Canada thistle, Canadian thistle) in le Grand Pressigny
Quince jam and eau de vie in Touraine.
From Shakespeare to Molière, visiting Valentin on the way, all with an English accent.
The revival of the old saffron growing business in South Touraine.
Patrick Boutet - basket weaver, caning chairs, straw upholstery, osier bed at Étableau
The turner turns a Touraine nutcracker
James Gassiot - the repair of two turrets on the chateau de Rys.
We have seven species of orchid growing wild in our garden.
The bee orchid , Ophrys apifera, is the emblem of the terrestrial orchids of our region.
The early spider orchid, Ophrys sphegodes, is less striking than the bee orchid but it is just as interesting.
Even if the individual flowers of the monkey orchid are not as striking as the Ophrys species, its pretty spikes of pink flowers are a match for any cultivated bulb.
Lizard orchids, Himantoglossum hircinium, have flowers that imitate rotting meat to attract flies.
The lady orchid, Orchis purpurea, is fairly close to the monkey orchid and they can interbreed to produce natural hybrids.
The Greater butterfly orchid, Platanthera chlorantha, is very common in the area. You can find groups of hundreds plants on the verges where the roads run through woodlands.
The narrow-leaved helleborine, Cephalanthera longifolia, does not seem to like our garden. It is difficult to find them.
If you garden with care, the orchids will come and set up home - if they wish to - but you cannot force them to come.
An English country garden is created from a cornfield in the middle of the French countryside.
Creating the potager (vegetable garden), shrubberies and rose garden.
Nine years on and much to show for it, but much more to do.
The re-discovery of a childhood toy - a McCormick Deering Farmall H Row Crop tractor, life size.
A Tourangeau goes to Vietnam where he spent his younger days.
Geographical and subject indexes of links to Touraine web sites.
Links to Touraine web sites: towns, villages, communes, cantons, regions, rivers
Links to Touraine sites describing local produce, touring, tourist information, culture, natural and cultural heritage, chateaux, religious buildings, churches.
An introduction to Edith Leconte's painting, female portraits.
As you go deeper into Edith Leconte's world, the paintings become more surrealist.
Edith Leconte's paintings are not always disturbing. They can express joy or calm.
Edith Leconte paints using glazes : the traditional method used by renaissance painters.
Some of Edith Leconte's sketches on which future oil paintings will be based.
You have to see the originals to appreciate the style and craftsmanship of her work, for those who cannot, we present a gallery of more detailed pictures.
Pencil drawings by Cleo Tebby - the Château du Grand Pressigny
Pencil drawings by Cleo Tebby - the streets of le Grand Pressigny
Mozart the St Bernard tells us about his life in South Touraine
Mozart shows us his town - le Grand Pressigny
Mozart takes us for walks outside le Grand Pressigny