Tag Archives: Les fêtes du règne du roi Louis XIV

Music for the King: J. B. Lully

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – Various Occasions

The same edition brought to light not only the Court events. All what was happening in France & in the neighbourhood was in sight. Any month was full of various interesting events. Here are two of the kind. They are … 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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Les Plaisirs de L’Ile Enchantée – Time of Miracles

Louis XIV arranged plenty of great feasts. In fact, each one was a true gem, blending entertainment, art, music with some drops of magic. But celebrations of 1664 named ‘Les Plaisirs de L’Ile Enchantée’ entered the history. Maybe because they … Continue reading

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