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The Louvre - Queen Margot - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 51.666 E 002° 20.138
31U E 451271 N 5412227
Quick Description: Alexandre Dumas' historical novel Queen Margot begins here at the Louvre.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/8/2015 11:48:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMN728
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Louvre Museum once served as the French Royal Palace and Alexandre Dumas began his historical novel "Queen Margot" here. The very first chapter features the royal wedding of Princess Margot (who become the Queen of Navarre upon her marriage) to King Henri de Navarre on August 18, 1572. Margot, also known as Marguerite de Valois, is the sister of the hosting French King Charles IX.
The wedding is an arranged one without any love between the parties. In fact, the wedding seethes with discontent on all sides as Margot, a Catholic, is wed to Henri, a Protestant during a period of religious unrest. Their marriage is an effort to soothe affairs.
Many subsequent events in the novel also take place at the Louvre.

The novel's French name is "La Reine Margot".
Short Description: site of the opening scene

Book Title: Queen Margot or La Reine Margot

First Year Published: 1844

Author's Name: Alexandre Dumas

Name of Waymarked Item: Louvre Museum

Location of Item: Paris, France

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