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.”


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