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, 12 March 2009

not all restorations are 'major'



This small building on the rue des Gaultiers is being restored, starting with hacking off the old crépi - render - with an electric jack-hammer.  We will follow to see if this is just a piece of virtuous maintenance, or the beginning of a fuller restoration to the evidently old building that flanks the little river Mable on the eastern side of the town.  The plot is quite a pretty one with a short garden leading down to the river, with the wall of the domainal park beyond.

I wonder what the large wall sign for Idéaline represented?

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