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“Mercure Galant”: Curiosité

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you a sort of curiosité discovered in an edition of “Mercure Galant”. This is a very particular story indeed & I believe that it might happened only in the French forest: “…I cannot leave Montpellier … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new curious riddle. I will give you a little hint: this is a plant known to all of you. Good luck! ‘I long for an eternal spring. My colour is the colour of hope. … Continue reading

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Treasures of “Mercure Galant”: 1685

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a wonderful collection of coins published in various editions of “Mercure Galant”. So I will share it with you, as besides a numismatic & historical value, they are true gems of art. These coins come … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, we go on our riddle section. 🙂 I would like to present you a riddle of a bit different sort, more allegoric and that’s why more intricating. I hope that it will flash up your imagination & you … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Anniversary PS: And The Truth of History Remains

It is always difficult to write the final sentence in a story as well as to do the very last post on occasion of Louis XIV’s anniversary. What should it be about? This question puzzled me last days. That’s why … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Fragrance: Royal Iris

In one of my old posts I have already expressed my opinion that a fragrance is alike the time machine, able to return our emotions, memories, the past life. And, for sure, as a great perfume amateur I could not … Continue reading

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