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.
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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.