Monday, September 7, 2015
The Next Time You Visit France
Something to keep in mind the next time you go to visit France -- I ran across an article about a Museum of Heraldry in the little town of St-Jean-de-Valériscle, NNW of Nimes (from whence comes our "denim," or "serge de Nimes") and NW of Avignon.
Regis Germain has created a collection of 1,200 depictions of coats of arms for the Museum, which is open to the public Sunday through Thursday of each week, with guided tours several times each of those days.
So if you are ever in the area, you might decide to stop by and take a look at the massive displays of heraldry there.
You can find an article (in French) about the Museum of Heraldry and a bit of its history on the website of Midi Libre at http://www.midilibre.fr/2015/08/03/le-musee-des-blasons-unique-en-france-est-installe-a-st-jean-de-valeriscle,1198480.php