Saturday, February 22, 2014

Château de Tours


I mentioned in yesterday's post that I recently went to see a photo exhibition in Tours;  that exhibition was in the Château de Tours which was constructed in the 11th century.  It has had a long and sometime difficult history including being nearly completely destroyed.  But this remaining building has been meticulously restored and now hosts art and photo exhibitions.

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  1. Il faut que je retourne en Touraine...

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    1. Oui ! Il est en attente pour vous !

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  2. This is the perfect Rapunzel tower. Tours is a beautiful town and l'Indre et Loire un joli département.
    Tess

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    1. I didn't think of that but you are so right ! I hope the recovery is going well ?!

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  3. la plante que vous avez photographiée le 30 janvier est un MAHONIA AQUIFOLIA
    YOURS
    CLODILE

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    1. Je vous remercie pour votre précision.

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  4. A beautiful tower, and well worth preserving and restoring.

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    1. Yes it is quite the landmark in Tours.

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  5. I'll have go and see it next time we go to Tours. La tour de Tours.

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    1. Yes. It's a good idea to take a tour... autour de la tour.

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  6. The tower looks a tiny bit incongruous next to the building for some reason. Or maybe it's just me.

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    1. It does appear to be in a different style. Can't explain it.

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  7. A photograph exhibition in a chateau, what a wonderful venue Stuart!

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    1. Yes, it is a wonderful space. It appears to have been renovated recently (the exhibition rooms).

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    1. Like many sites here, it full of history and interesting to see.

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