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, 7 June 2011

Another blog, this time from Braye-sous-Faye, just outside the Parc walls

'Colin and Elisabeth' covered the Ascension day brocante on Thursday 2nd of June 2011 rather well on their own blog.  

The large market of interesting second-hand objects and antiques filled the place du marché and les halles. Abbé Henri Proust was sorely tempted, and finally purchased three things; a pewter plate, an old shotgun, a 'Lefaucheux', marked St. Etienne 16.8mm side-by-side pin-fire hunting piece - un fusil à broche - from about 1880 - HP's era - (but can this really be a man of the cloth, one asks?), and a small sea scene in oils in a gilt frame.

originally from Chatillion-sur-Indre in Berry to the East

All the town's other shops closed for the afternoon.


1 comment:

KIRSTY said...

Just back from Casa Ferobo what a fantastic holiday:)

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