Tag Archives: Louis le Grand

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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Mercure Galant – Messenger of the Past: Feast in S. Cloud

As the 17th century France was already a very enlightened society, it had its own press as well. Besides the famous “La Gazette” established yet by Cardinal de Richelieu, which published mostly political news, there was the “Mercure Galant”, an amazing edition, … Continue reading

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Baroque Dance-L’Entrée d’Apollon

Esteemed Readers, I offer to your dearest attention a graceful reconstruction of the 17th century dancing. Costumes & music pass the perfect air of this sophisticated art & that wonderful time. Enjoy watching! Vive le Roy! Maria KethuProfumo

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Royal Meal II: Appetisers

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you two rather curious but easy to be made recipes that fit perfectly as appetisers. I hope you will enjoy the final result! Bouillans (Boiled Sliced Chicken or Capon for Entrées) To cook bouillans take … Continue reading

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Myth VII: He Built Versailles for Himself!

Of course, he has! I have never doubted this astonishing historical discovery, made many centuries after. In fact, this ugly, short king with blue eyes, who had no teeth and had problem to drink vine as it poured back straight … Continue reading

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Myth VI: The Great Conqueror

Giving his instructions to Grand Dauphin, his son, Louis XIV indeed mentioned: ‘I loved the War too much…’ But was he really the conqueror and a terrible usurper as he is liked to be imagined by many modern historians…and by … Continue reading

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