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 28 February 2012

Wednesday 1 February 2012

rue Sainte Anne

The same prospect with  a few years between
One of the roads within the walled & moated ideal town of Richelieu was formerly called rue Sainte Anne; now re-named rue Henri Proust after a 19th century prelate, scion of a very grand and rich family. The street is seen here in two photo versions taken from exactly the same point.  This street, which stretches between the former nunnery's location and the town's church of Our Lady, included several church schools, formerly run by those nuns. Now there are more modern catholic private schools for the children of the good folk of the eminentissime cardinal duc's old duchy of Richelieu.

.....with many thanks to Elisabeth and Alexandre.

Above, the small wall statue of St. Anne gets a visit from the church's statue of her daughter, the Virgin Mary,
whose larger statue is at the northern end of the street, below,
'Nôtre Dame de la Rouille'.