The Dog of Marie-Antoinette


Ugly little thing, isn’t it? But according to Stefan Zweig Coco was there till the end. This is the pet Marie-Antoinette, her son and daughter kept during their captivity in the Temple. Where is the dog Fersen bought for the Queen, or, as some sources suggest, a puppy of the count’s own dog? I have no idea, but this is Coco, whose grave you can visit in Paris, 80 rue Lille; metro Assemblée Nationale, in the courtyard of the early XVIII century building, l’hôtel de Seignelay.

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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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2 Responses to The Dog of Marie-Antoinette

  1. I have just stumbled upon your blog and love it. As a passionate Francophile it is a joy to read so much information on Le chateau.

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