Category Archives: fun

Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI:

Esteemed Readers! Here is a new curious riddle for your entertainment! As always, it is allegoric, so use your mind and creativity to guess it out. Good luck! I’m a Fatal Minister of a blind Goddess to whom everybody pays … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as He is: Sense of Humour

  His Majesty’s sense of humour was famous all over France, but not so much among the Habsburgs, his main opponents, as I judge based on my own historical research. It means not only in Louis’s appreciation of staging comedies … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: André Campra

André Campra (1660-1744), perhaps, is not as famous as Jean-Baptiste Lully or Jean-Phillipe Rameau, a genius of Louis XV’s time. However, he made much for the French opera to be in blossom, and he played a very significant role in … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers! I’m very happy to announce that the last riddle was guessed out by most of you! So, my congratulations! (John, a Louis XIV’s desk is waiting for you :-)). EYES is the right answer. Here it is time … 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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Mercure Galant-Messenger of the Past-Carnival 1683

Mercure Galant published plenty of information about Venice’s Carnivals every year. However those arranged at the Court were no less solemn, magnificent & entertaining. Here is an abstract about Carnival 1683 took place at Versailles: “…I pass to Divertissements that … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, midsummer time calls for some intellectual entertainment. So, His Majesty offers you another 17th century riddle…rather romantic and so much allegoric! Good luck! Without consuming hearts we make them burn. We are torches and mirrors of the soul, … Continue reading

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