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.”

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Chateau Versailles. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s