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 19 February 2009

Events in Richelieu 2009

Our kind notaire, Maître Pierre Gravel, has sent us this schedule of the various events that are planned for the town and canton of Richelieu during the summer of 2009.

In particular the festivities with the twinned town of Schaafheim from 12-14 June.

And the very successful Festival of Music in the first half of August.

Programme Ri

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Thierry Courossé - photographe tourangeau

I found these fine pictures of a web photo site
I tried to find the e-mail address of M. Courossé to ask his permission, but I could not (now see the comment below from Thierry C).  So I hope he will not be offended if we publicise his photography with these three 'borrowed' photos from his flickr page.  He, like everybody else, has been enchanted by the curious 'l'Année dernière à Marienbad' quality of the parc de Richelieu, with its 'ghost' castle.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them for your screen.

The orangery in the parc de Richelieu

The site of the former château de Richelieu; now the parc

Looking down le grand canal

L'année dernière à Marienbad (1961) 
Alain Resnais & Alain Robbe-Grillet; 'rive gauche' & 'nouveau roman'