Touraine and the Tourangeaux pages

FR37.net is dedicated to describing life in Touraine through a collection of Web pages and sites. Each page or site is a personal view of life in Touraine.

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15 February 2013

The revival of saffron growing in le Grand Pressigny

The revival of the old saffron growing business in South Touraine.

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Touraine tales

The creeping thistle

Destruction of creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense, Canada thistle, Canadian thistle) in le Grand Pressigny

It's quince jam, or so they say

Quince jam and eau de vie in Touraine.

The reluctant English valet

From Shakespeare to Molière, visiting Valentin on the way, all with an English accent.

The revival of saffron growing in le Grand Pressigny

The revival of the old saffron growing business in South Touraine.

Craftsmen

Patrick Boutet - Basket weaver

Patrick Boutet - basket weaver, caning chairs, straw upholstery, osier bed at Étableau

The Touraine nutcracker

The turner turns a Touraine nutcracker

James Gassiot - the Chateau de Rys

James Gassiot - the repair of two turrets on the chateau de Rys.

Nature

Wild orchids in our garden

We have seven species of orchid growing wild in our garden.

From French cornfield to English garden

An English country garden is created from a cornfield in the middle of the French countryside.

Memories

Farmall H tractor 1948, a child's plaything

The re-discovery of a childhood toy - a McCormick Deering Farmall H Row Crop tractor, life size.

The wide world

Vietnam smiling

A Tourangeau goes to Vietnam where he spent his younger days.

Touraine links

Links index

Geographical and subject indexes of links to Touraine web sites.

Our friends

Edith Leconte

Edith Leconte's painting

An introduction to Edith Leconte's painting, female portraits.

Cleo Tebby, a young artist

Around the Château du Grand Pressigny

Pencil drawings by Cleo Tebby - the Château du Grand Pressigny

The streets of Le Grand Pressigny

Pencil drawings by Cleo Tebby - the streets of le Grand Pressigny

Mozart, the St Bernard

Mozart, the St Bernard

Mozart the St Bernard tells us about his life in South Touraine

Mozart - a dog's life in Le Grand Pressigny

Mozart shows us his town - le Grand Pressigny

Mozart - countryside walks

Mozart takes us for walks outside le Grand Pressigny

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