The historical palace of Paris? “Louvre” is the obvious answer, but I don’t think so and say: Palais-Royal!
Palace of power and revolution, of soldiers and assassins, writers and prostitutes, theatres and merchants, Palais-Royal it’s half-empty today, peaceful and quiet, jealously hiding his thousand stories beside the always crowded Louvre. But it hasn’t always been this way, in the past, it was the exact contrary…
Nobody could ever have the guts to tell him “It can’t rain all the time”: the heartbreaking destiny behind the brilliant author of “Les Misérables”.
It’s not as easy to create a dark legend as to erase it, but we’ll try nonetheless. Bear with me, I have a weakness for cruel destinies, especially for the “bad guys”‘s, so, here are some considerations about the most disparaged Queen in the history of France.
The Louvre was a fortress, a fairytale castle, a place for tournaments, balls and massacres before turning into the majestic museum everyone knows. We walk through eight centuries of history at the speed of light thanks to the help of the Mad Hatter. Have a nice travel!
What do two jewellers, a magician, a queen, a cardinal and a thief have in common? This isn’t the opening line of a joke, but the unprecedented scandal that unforgivably blackened the reputation of Queen Marie-Antoinette, even if Her Majest was completely oblivious of the facts.