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 Marie Antoinette's christmas and reveillon 
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Post Marie Antoinette's christmas and reveillon
How was christmas in Versailles? And the Reveillon?


I know that Marie Antoinette said this to Marie-Thérèse Charlotte in the New Year party:
"I should have liked to have given you all these as New Year's gifts," the queen said, "but the winter is very hard, there is a crowd of unhappy people who have no bread to eat, no clothes to wear, no wood to make a fire. I have given them all my money; I have none left to buy you presents, so there will be none this year.", in wikipedia.

Are there any portaits of any of this celebration?

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Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:26 pm
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Ah...Marie-Antoinette was so nice! :D It does not surprise me :wink:

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How was christmas in Versailles? And the Reveillon?


La Dauphine asked an equivalent question : :wink:

http://www.marie-antoinette.org/forum/v ... .php?t=493

I don't know any painting which shows this event...

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Oh sorry, I didn't read the question :?

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Turns the "let them ......" misquote completely upside down doesn`t it !

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I have once seen a sketch of her distributing alms to the poor. I will try to find it.

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I have seen that too. I will try to locate it as well. :D

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Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:12 pm
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