Rue Maurepas


P1015286 (FILEminimizer)Count Maurepas was Louis XVI’s most important minister, yet the street existed well over a hundred years before him — back then it was just a narrow little passage. On one occasion the Sun King’s carriage was blocked there by a wagon whose owner complained that the contraption would fall apart, if he were to try pulling over. “Please, let me pass!” he begged. “Do you realize that I am carrying the King?” asked the King’s driver. “Yes,” answered the man, “but I am still begging you let me go first, for the fact that you are carrying the King will not change anything in the deplorable state of my transport!”

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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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