Versailles Vice

Casanova spent a good part of his life trying to convince us that vice has nothing to do with crime. A waste of time, try telling a judge today that all you meant was to have some innocent fun! There were times of course when Louis XIV was required to dispense justice; after all, for the little people the King was often the last station of appeal when a complaint was carried against the highest echelons of nobility. On one occasion the Sun King was confronted by a prostitute who had received a third degree burn because non other than Duke of Orleans, Louis’ younger brother, used the poor girl’s butt as a launch pad to shoot off his fireworks.

For the Court of Versailles Libertine Club see Care to Join?

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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