Category Archives: fantasy

Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, here is a new intricate enigma for your entertainment. Although it is very allegoric, I’m certain you can guess it out. I will give you a small hint: it concerns love. Good luck! Often I’m stolen; and I exist … Continue reading

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On the eve of Samhain – Korrigans & Breton Mythology

The Celtic New Year or Halloween, choose what is closer to you, my esteemed Readers, invite us to move deeper in centuries and to ponder upon the Celtic French roots, yet too strong in the consciousness of the 17th century … Continue reading

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Samhain at the French Court

The Eve of Samhain or Samain, as the French name it, calls to ponder upon its celebrating at Louis XIV’s Court. The Celtic traditions were strong yet at that historical period, so we might suppose that the Court also took … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant – Messenger of the Past: Mascarade in Marly 1700

It is impossible to speak about Louis XIV’s feast without mentioning great & mysterious Divertissements held in Marly. The French Revolution destroyed this little gem built near Versailles, but the spirit & grandeur of events taken place there would remain … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night under a veil of Grand Divertissement Royal (1668)

Another magnificent festivity written in history was the Grand Divertissement Royal (1668). It was dedicated to success in the War of Devolution (1667-1668) and to the first capture of Franche-Compté, an important strategic goal in all the French wars of … Continue reading

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Myth IV: Greatest Lover of All The Times

  Esteemed Readers, please, don’t take my words wrongly. By no means I wish to show any disrespect towards my King! All I want is to touch this rather curious topic from another point of view. 🙂 So, an ordinary … Continue reading

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Dazzling Christmas Beauty

Modern Christmas can’t be imagined without many things. A brightly decorated Christmas tree is one of them. And as soon as it is dressed in its sparkling fragile jewelries, the spirit of the feast becomes very intense. Bright lights twinkle … Continue reading

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