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.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Google Earth aerial views of the IDEAL TOWN



Here are two images from 'Google Earth'; the first of the town and château park looking north towards Chinon, and the second of the Cité Idéale 'intra-muros' - within the walls. Perhaps the little town has little interest to military planners of today as the resolution is poor and the information very crude - in former times Count-Duke of Olivares, Cardinal Richelieu's Hapsburg opposite number in Madrid, would have asked the CIA for more detail.
Town of Richelieu - Latiitude: 47 deg 00' 50" N, Longitude: 0 deg 19' 20" E, Elevation: 55m above sea level datum.

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