The one where we gift you all something (hopefully) fun and cool

And so, I would like to share the little gift Aurora and I have made for all you lovely people to show our appreciation for all the likes, comments and tweets throughout the year.

All the treats are Versailles and 17th century France-related, so we hope it’s new and unique and interesting for you. But be warned, you cannot click ahead and cheat – I tried and it won’t let me!

6 thoughts on “The one where we gift you all something (hopefully) fun and cool

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    Dian Duncan says:

    Wow that’s awesome thank you both very much & thanks for all the posts & updates.
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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    Mary-Anne Bourke says:

    Cher Jules, merci beaucoup!! The Advent calendar is gorgeous! Loved day 4 and the rendering of Phillipe’s Chateau de Saint-Cloud and the very atmospheric music which accompanied the visuals. So sadly evocative of a lost world.

    Just been re-visiting Verailles via your excellent summaries and other informative essays.

    There is to be a major exhibition in the National Gallery in Canberra over the next few months of wonderful pieces from Versailles including one of the fountains….must get my tickets!!

    Heureux Noel!!

    Best wishes

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    Mary-Anne Bourke says:

    I just looked at the surprise for 9/12 on the Advent calendar. Wow!!! 7yo drew that!!! Would love to see more so am straight to the Google machine! Once again Jules, merci beaucoup! C’est magnific!


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    Dian Duncan says:

    Day 9 Had Louis not been born to be King he would have made a great architect. This drawing illustrates his talent at a tender age. It is easy to see why Versailles became the beautiful Château it did & to this day is still incomparable

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