Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Juliette Recamier

If you've read histories about Paris in the early 19th century you've probably come across this woman. A close friend of Madame de Staël and one of the more outspoken critics of Napoleon, a position which cost her dearly, she was reportedly one of the most beautiful women in a city that craved beauty. That and she had a mind of her own.

So, when you see Juliette, tell her I said bonjour and will stop by and pay my respects the next time I'm in town. You have to look hard for Juliette at the cemetery in Montmartre -- ever modest even when she was the toast of Paris she's now quite elusive. You'll find her in Division 30.

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