Monday, May 20, 2013

Simply Irresistible "R" ~ Royalty!


One of the most controversial queens in history Marie Antoinette. Of Austrian birth she left her homeland to become the child bride ....


In 1770 she married Louis Auguste who would become Louis the 16th and she the Queen of France ....


this time was the last of the royal reign of kings in France for revolution was brewing 


Marie Antoinette's Coat of Arms!


Versailles which started out as a hunting lodge under Louis 13th became the central seat of power in France.  Louis the 14th known as the Sun King created a palace of extraordinary proportions. We must meet here for drinks before dinner ... the sunsets are spectacular!


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11 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OHHHH what a great way to start off my morning, with a QUEEN! Frances, OUR love for Marie Antoinette and her story is a special bond. Thank you for sprinkling more of her magic, YOUR magic, in Blogland. Enjoying the party? Let's drink a toast in pink bubbles...Anita

YONKS said...

Make mine a Champagne please :-)
Lovely post, what an extraordinary life they led.
Di
x

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I would be delighted to accept your invitation.
Perfect!

'LUSH' said...

It is simply amazing what an impact MA had on decor luxury and lavishness today!! I love that you incorporate her into your posts, and decor! And, it would be an incredible moment, to sit and have a drink at Versailles, taking in all its grandeur!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love MA! And your post is beautiful too!

So nice to have found you via Anita. I am your newest follower. Looking forward to more!

Laura said...

Frances, this was one of the main things i did not hav time to see in paris... it was on the top of my list but as we were travelling around the other side of france it just wasnt possible (and as my husband wasnt able to get to paris until two days after myself- we only had two days together...) but i will get there one day! love reading your french posts right now! j'adore paris!!! beautiful!

The Permanent Tourist said...

Lovely! I'm enjoying all of the different types of posts each person has featured! This is my first link party and I'm loving it! So happy to find your blog.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

One of my all time favorite movies...Royalty is so apropos for "R"...I am writing about a lot of chateaux this week too. Thanks for sharing!

Art and Sand said...

I am enjoying my walk through France with you.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Frances, it is a pleasure to meet you!
I am a bit behind on my French journey via the "Amazing Anita", as I spent the weekend celebrating our anniversary. Thank you ever so much for you visit and well wishes!

I have so enjoyed your stories and images of French elegance. I shall be following!
~Lynne
withLove.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So nice to meet you Frances!
Such a lovely post.. Thank you for sharing.
Penny

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