Chevalier d’Eon at Saint-Cyr

“Miracle,”  said Charles Sanders Pierce “is a coincidence of an accident and a habit!” And that is precisely what took place in 1778 when Chevalier d’Eon, outfitted by Marie-Antoinette as a woman, came to Sain-Cyr to pass a week there. Miracle was taking place  every time s/he was invited to share room with a young pretty inmate.” Count Maurepas, Louis XVI Minister, had the following to say about Eon’s sojourn there, “”If any of my friends decide to get married, “I will not recommend them to go look for a bride among the virgins of Saint-Cyr.”



About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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