Where the Little People Bathed


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Plenty of ink has been spilled on the subject of personal hygiene at Versailles. Today I would like to show you at least one discrete arrangement — not to be found on any tourist map, where the royal pages could splash without attracting anyone’s attention; for even if you strolled in the park for years and heard about the pool’s existence, good luck finding it on your own, so well it is hidden behind the west-most alley leading from the Fountain of Dragon.   

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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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