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Author:  Vittoria Francesca Savoia [ Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Visit at the Conciergerie

Last week I went to Paris for a short holiday with my boyfried, and I decided to visit the Conciergerie in order to see where Marie Antoinette spent her last months...
Well, for a M.A's admirer like me, the visit is quite depressing... :cry: :cry: there is a little room with the reconstruction of the queen's cell, the furnitures are not original, but you can easily imagine how life could be terrible in that place. In the cell there are also some objects used by M.A. during the detemption: the last letter she wrote to Madame Elisabeth, a linen, napkin, a little crucifix, and a little jug she used for drinking some water before leaving the prison for the scaffold.
The original cell used by Marie Antoinette was transformed into a expiatori chapel after the restauration in 1815. It is very sad to think that a great qeen like her finished her life in such an horrible place :cry: :cry: :cry:

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:51 pm ]
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Thank you for this description Vittoria Francesca Savoia! :D

The impassioned of Marie-Antoinette that I am refuse to visit the Conciergerie... I would have too much evil inside I think... :?
Morever it would be necessary that I pay to see that... ah I cannot... I know it is strange but I have a blocking... :lol:

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:11 pm ]
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Yes, thanks for your description, dear... I neither ever dared to visit it... :cry: But I read your lines with a deep emotion.

Author:  standingonthetop [ Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:45 pm ]
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I don' t think so. It' s a very beautiful place and its history is much longer than those few days !
No matter ! Marie Antoinette wouldn't agree with you ! :roll:

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:33 pm ]
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I don' t think so. It' s a very beautiful place and its history is much longer than those few days !
No matter ! Marie Antoinette wouldn't agree with you !

Sorry, I don't understand you... :shock:
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I don' t think so

Which opinion do you disagree with ?
Quote:
its history is much longer than those few days !

Which few days ?
Quote:
No matter !

What do you mean ?
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Marie Antoinette wouldn't agree with you !

:shock: This I really don't get ? Sorry, but could you please put it clearer ? :shock:

Author:  Vittoria Francesca Savoia [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:55 pm ]
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Pimprenelle wrote:
Quote:
I don' t think so. It' s a very beautiful place and its history is much longer than those few days !
No matter ! Marie Antoinette wouldn't agree with you !

Sorry, I don't understand you... :shock:
Quote:
I don' t think so

Which opinion do you disagree with ?
Quote:
its history is much longer than those few days !

Which few days ?
Quote:
No matter !

What do you mean ?
Quote:
Marie Antoinette wouldn't agree with you !

:shock: This I really don't get ? Sorry, but could you please put it clearer ? :shock:


I hope you don't think that Marie Antoinette liked that place :shock: :shock:

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:15 pm ]
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I simply don't get what Standingonthetop wrote... :shock: ? That's why I asked him or her to put it clearer. :shock:

Author:  Aurora [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:05 pm ]
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I think we all very well know also the medieval history of Conciergerie and its present state.
But this is after all Marie Antoinette site and that special period of the Révolution means terrible things to us.

What your argument is based on, knowing that Marie Antoinette wouldn't agree, Standingonthetop?
:shock:

P.S.1. Thank you for your description Vittoria.

P.S.2.Just in general regarding this summer and autumn season: Oh, those masses of teenager girls at the moment, who have their little fantasies of being La Reine, just like little Kirsten in her pink and pastries :roll:

Author:  standingonthetop [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:18 pm ]
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I just mean that Marie-Antoinette was very brave ! And I don' t think she wouldn't have liked that it felts sorry for, or pained for !
:wink:

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:09 pm ]
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Obviously, you never read any of her letters, standingonthetop... for she constantly asked people to care for her, on the contrary. "Oh, oui, aimez-moi toujours", she wrote to Mme de Polignac.

Author:  Vittoria Francesca Savoia [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:53 pm ]
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So, after this sad visit I've decided that next time I will go to Paris it will be on summer and I will visit Versailles and Trianon... :wink:

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:04 pm ]
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Oh, dear... In Trianon gardens, you can feel Marie Antoinette's soul smiling all around...

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:38 pm ]
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Ah Trianon... I would like to plant my tent over there and to remain there until my death... :D

Author:  Arietta [ Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:40 pm ]
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I believe the subject of visiting La Reine's cell at the Conciergerie has been brought up at one time or another.
It'll be three years in July that I went to Paris and my visit to the Conciergerie. Vittoria, I could clearly picture the description of her cell when you wrote about it. Taking a picture anywhere inside the Conciergerie is challenge since it's not well lighted throughout the building. I have a picture of La Reine's initials on the stained glass window but the one of Louis XVI and Mme Elisabeth's window never came out. :(

Author:  standingonthetop [ Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:09 pm ]
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Pimprenelle wrote:
Obviously, you never read any of her letters, standingonthetop... for she constantly asked people to care for her, on the contrary. "Oh, oui, aimez-moi toujours", she wrote to Mme de Polignac.


Whatever ! "Aimez-moi toujours" doesn' t mean she was not brave !
I am sure you shouldn't feel so sad because i think she would'nt let you do ! :wink:

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