Nicolas Fouquet Marquis de Belle-Île, Vicomte de Melun et Vaux
French Palaces / French Royalty

Nicolas Fouquet Marquis de Belle-Île, Vicomte de Melun et Vaux

In French Nicolas Fouquet est sans doute, l’un des personnages les plus fascinants du règne de Louis XIV. Surintendant des finances du roi, découvreur des plus grands artistes du XVIIème siècle,et bâtisseur du splendide château de Vaux le Vicomte Fouquet a connu une ascension fulgurante et l’une des chutes les plus vertigineuses de l’Histoire.   Continue reading

French Palaces / French Royalty / Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg

Random Royal News Regarding His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. Plus, News About the History of Chocolate at Court of Versailles (It’s a Slow News Day)

Recently, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg participated in a charity race in Austria entitled, Ischgl Heroes Challenge.  Click here to read an article as well as to view photos from Wort.lu.  It’s in English by the way.   🙂 Finally, on the official website for Château de Versailles there is an interesting article about the … Continue reading

French Palaces / French Royalty / Royal documentaries

‘Marie Antoinette: The Scapegoat Queen’: A Documentary About the Last Queen of France. Plus, other Films about the French Monarchy

Here is a documentary about the last queen of France entitled, Marie Antoinette: The Scapegoat Queen.  Click the links below to watch this five-part series: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Finally, the French historian, William Beik, from Emory University in the United States gives a lecture about the lives and … Continue reading

French Palaces / French Royalty / Royal documentaries

Château de Versailles, King Louis XIV of France, and Le Petit Trianon: Three Documentaries

Well, it’s that time of the week again!  Yes, it’s royal documentary time, my friends.   🙂   Tonight the subject is all things French and royal. The first documentary is entitled, The Palace of Versailles.  The program is somewhat short, but nonetheless fantastic.  Click the links to watch:  Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five.   … Continue reading

British Royals / French Palaces

Snowy Palaces!

A snow storm blankets one of the most beautiful palaces in the world…Versailles. Hampton Court in Britain is also in a similar situation.  Stunningly beautiful! Photos courtesy of Daily Mail.co.uk (Nick Wilkinson@ newsteam.co.uk), EPA, and Bertrand Barbe @Château de Versailles Official FaceBook page. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1335460/The-stunning-pictures-prove-unhappy-big-freeze.html Continue reading