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.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

The Tour de France threads its way through Richelieu

The fifth stage of the famous cycle race will pass through Richelieu tomorrow, Wednesday 8th July 2008.

follow the race here

10/7/08  The two pictures were taken by Laurent Bonnet while the peleton passed through the Porte de Loudun and are posted on Jean-Louis' blog. Sadly blog-master Henri Proust could not attend in person.  Thanks!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

The new 0.55€ RICHELIEU stamp

La Poste is about to issue a new stamp, for the value of 0.55 euros.  As you can see the design features the statue of the Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu that today stands between the park and the town, and the Porte de Châtellerault at the southern extremity of the walled cité.  First day covers are available at the post office in the place du Marché on 5th and 6th July 2008, and the designer, M. Claude Jumelet, will give a talk about the project.

Thanks to Jean-Louis Laurence for tipping us off on his blog today.