The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday 24 May 2007

Major renovation projects - April 2007

Two major houses have being restored and are reaching completion. The Pavilion de la Fontaine is on the main market square and the other renovation on the Place Louis XIII, the former cattle market square. These renovated buildings, both found at important locations in the town's grid layout, have a thrilling impact on vistas around the historic 17th century walled and moated 'cité'. Two further 'hôtels particuliers' or individual mansions are under restoration on the Grande Rue.

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