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.

Friday 1 July 2011

The cardinal duc scrubs up well...

the statue of the cardinal duc on the place Cardinal, in front of the porte de Châtellerault


This newly-cleaned statue stands between the cité idéale and the domainal parc and château.
It was carved in 1828 by sculptor Claude Ramey (29 Oct 1754 - 4 June 1838)
and formerly located on the Pont de la Concorde in Paris.
Now maintained by the French 2nd Regiment of Marines
 of whom A-J d P was
and is now a patron.

more on this statue HERE

many thanks to



Colin and Elizabeth said...

What a worthwhile job the clean up has been (and what superb photos!)

Abbé Henri Proust said...

Oops! Formerly, not formally!

Dan said...

Statue looks fantastic since I last saw it! I am returning to Richelieu in August and cannot wait!! A friend of mine has a house and has started his own blog:

It is worth a look and has some funny stories of an Irishman's escapades in Richelieu and surrounds!!

Anonymous said...

Aww, I'm glad they cleaned him up a bit!

Dorothy K.

Drei said...


Yeah, I was about to say that also. I was looking at the photo and analysing if its 2 different statue but the caption said, before and after.

i think they clean it because there was some festival hanging on.

it would be better if there are more description about the photo like where is that place, and what even are they having and some abouts.

Drei ~ barco scrubs

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