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 Royalty / Royal documentaries

‘The French Revolution, The Monarchy, and Maximilien Robespierre’ Two Documentaries.

Here are two documentaries regarding the French Revolution  “… which abolished the absolute monarchy in France…”  The first documentary, produced by the History Channel, is simply entitled, The French Revolution.  Overall, the program is okay. The second documentary by the BBC is entitled, Terror Robespierre and the French Revolution.  Here is a synopsis: The watchwords of the French … 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