The Renault Juvaquatre is a small family car / compact car automobile produced by the French manufacturer Renault between 1937 and 1960, although production stopped or slowed to a trickle during the war years. The Juvaquatre was produced as a sedan/saloon until 1948 when the plant switched its full attention to the new Renault 4CV. …More
Fort Louvois, which is known locally as Fort Chapus or Fort du Chapus, is a fortification built between 1691 and 1694, during the reign of Louis XIV, on the Chapus islet, and is about 400 metres (1,300 ft) offshore in the town of Bourcefranc-le-Chapus in the department of Charente-Maritime, France. The fort sits opposite the …More
The Château de la Gataudière, located in Marennes in Charente-Maritime, was built in 1749 by François Fresneau de la Gataudière.
It is a long building, centred on a central pavilion of three bays adorned with pilasters, with a triangular pediment which overhangs the rest of the house.
The set presents a symmetry of 11 spans with a …More
The castle of Saint-Jean-d’Angle (Château de Saint-Jean-d’Angle) in Saint-Jean-d’Angle in Charente-Maritime is built on the model known as the shell keep. It is listed as a historical monument and received the Grand Prix des Vieilles Maisons Françaises and the Prix Europa Nostra for the quality of its restoration. It takes its name from the town …More
Talmont castle (fr. Château de Talmont) was founded by the Count of Poitou in the 10th century and the first documentary records appear between 1040 and 1046. In 1138 the castle was held by Joscelin de Lezay, who was attacked by Louis VII; despite being considered invulnerable because it could be resupplied from the sea, …More
Classerie castle (fr. Château de la Classerie) built in the 17th century by the Le Meneust family.
Étienne Mabille des Granges, from a family of royal officials, became the owner of the premises on the eve of the French Revolution. At 83, he was accused by the revolutionary committee of having used his home as a …More
Rochefort, also called Rochefort-sur-Mer, is a town in the southwest of France located in the department of Charente-Maritime (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region). Its inhabitants are called the Rochefortais and the Rochefortaises.
Rochefort is located in a loop of the Charente, entirely on the right bank, which places it in the former province of Aunis. It is a “new …More
La Rochell is a town in the southwest of France, the historic capital of Aunis and the prefecture of the Charente-Maritime department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
With about 75,000 inhabitants in 2020, La Rochelle is the most populous municipality in the department, ahead of Saintes, Rochefort and Royan and occupies the fifth regional rank in New …More
Nantes (fr. Nantes) is a city in Loire-Atlantique on the Loire, 50 km from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth largest in France.
The city owes its development to its location on the banks of the Loire. After having been an important port site of the Metal Age, it became the capital of the …More
1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT. Marker pen drawing by Joan MañéMore