Painting of Charles and Robert Montgolfier at the Tuileries 1 december 1783, anonymous, musée Carnavalet, Paris
Bonjour ! I've just created this blog as a place to record my reviews on books, museums, movies, sites, and objects related to the hidden history of life in early-modern France, specifically Paris and Versailles. I'm just getting started, so look forward to more in the days to come ! Coming soon: reviews of Munro Price's "The Fall of the French Monarchy" and Louise Robbins' "Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris," and a post on the first appartements of Mme de Pompadour at Versailles.
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