Category Archives: Madame du Barry

Death, the Final Frontier

When Louis XV was dying, and it became apparent that the king is not going to pull out, some of the courtiers loaded into their carriages and went to express their condolences to Madam Du Barry at Louveciennes. For years … Continue reading

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A Pin-Up, Not A Prostitute — Madame Du Barry, the Mistress of Louis XV.

At 7 am the place is empty, but, a creature of habit, I went around a satue-less pedestal to relieve myself. It was a matter of seconds for me to recognize that what I am urinating upon is not a … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI

In 1815 the Restoration hastily attempts to exhume the royal bodies out of the common grave at Madelaine cemetery. The search goes on for two days. Whom exactly do they find and have buried at Saint-Denis? The body of Marie-Antoinette is identified by gray silk … Continue reading

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The Pool of Neptune So Lonely Without Stephane Bern

  It’s been quite sunny lately, then suddenly turned very cold. At Chateau of Versailles the frozen pools of water look gray under the crust of ice. At the pool of Neptune you can do Stephane Bern and gliss around the surface. It … Continue reading

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This is a new way

It took over ten years after her death for Louis XV to find Marquise Pompadour a replacement. Not that she really looked like a replacement. I guess, at that point he just didn’t care, there comes that moment in life…: she was … Continue reading

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