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, 20 January 2011

Press release on the exhibitions 'Richelieu to Richelieu'

This long pdf is the official press release on the exhibitions on Richelieu being put on at the Beaux-Arts museums of Orléans and Tours, together with the Municipal Museum in Richelieu itself.

Read on  ....   maybe better to download and print off from the scribd document below!
or, perhaps, use the 'full screen' button at the top of the Scribd window.
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An organised visit to see the newly-restored battle scenes of the Louis XIII and his cardinal-duc, 19 March 2011

The local association, Richelieu 21 , has organised a coach trip to see the six canvases of this series of twelve, originally from the galerie of the Château de Richelieu (now long gone), that are to be exhibited at the municipal art museums of Tours and Orléans. The day out takes place on Saturday 19 March 2011.  Six more paintings are to be exhibited in the cité idéale de Richelieu itself - no coach trip required!

L’exposition temporaire porte sur le Château,  l’architecture, les antiques et les jardins, ainsi que la galerie des batailles.
The temporary exhibition features the château, the architecture, the antiquities and the gardens, as well as the gallery of battles....

L’exposition temporaire donne accès à la reconstitution du cabinet du roi et de la reine au Château de Richelieu, mobilier, peintures…
The other temporary exhibition allows examination of the reconstitution of the King's and Queen's apartments at the château de Richelieu, furniture and paintings....

The exhibition Richelieu to Richelieu.....

If you were to be interested, print and fill out the pdf form below and send it off to the organisers.
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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Is all hope of the restoration of Richelieu station and the train to Chinon lost?

The station clock stands at eight minutes to three, accurate twice a day....

Locomotives magnificent and humble....

Can a bicycle track to Chinon be a replacement?
the track returns to the landscape 2010

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Two hour-long TV programmes on Richelieu on Tours TV

If one clicks HERE one can view two hour-long programmes on Richelieu, the man and the town.
They principally concern the restorations of the twelve huge battle scenes taken into the care of Versailles at the demolition of the Château de Richelieu itself in the 1840s.
The paintings have been painstakingly restored (some are still in process), and finally three will he housed in the art museum of Orleans, three in Tours and six in the town of Richelieu itself.

The two programmes are in the series 'INSITU' and are called
"Richelieu à Richelieu"
and may be called up from this web page.

of course they are in French...