Touraine

The Touraine is one of the traditional provinces of France. Its capital was Tours. During the political reorganization of French territory in 1790, the Touraine was divided between the departments of Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher and Indre.

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Loire Valley (wine) - Wine Regions - Vouvray and Touraine
... around Vouvray, Montlouis-sur-Loire and Touraine has some of the most diverse plantings of all the Loire region and makes a wide variety of white, red and rosé wines ... For years the Touraine region would compete with the Beaujolais region for the release of an early bottling of Gamay that would rival the Beaujolais nouveau ... The soil around the Touraine area is a variety of limestone with excellent drainage that is known as tuffeau which is the same material used to build many of the famous Loire Valley Châteaux ...
House Of Amboise - History - Crusades
... out from the abbaye de Noirmoutier with several lords of Touraine to fight in the First Crusade of Godefroy de Bouillon ... Exhausted, he returned to Touraine in December 1099 ... of Amboise and became the uncontested master of Amboise, one of Touraine's main fortresses ...
Touraine Regiment
... Founded in 1625, the Régiment de Touraine was a French infantry regiment raised in the province of Touraine ...
Touraine Regiment - Gallery
... Uniform of a fusilier of the Régiment de Touraine in 1729 Uniform of a chasseur of the Régiment de Touraine in 1779 Jean Thurel, in 1788, the "oldest soldier of Europe" in his uniform of ...