7 June 2018

Madame de Sévigné, Grignan, Baume-les-Messieurs, Drôme (26)

'Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné.' Madame de Sévigné's statue, erected in 1857, holds pride of place in the centre of the tiny village of Grignan.

 The Château de Grignan owes most of its reputation to the writer Madame de Sévigné, who corresponded with her daughter Françoise Marguerite, wife of the Count of Grignan, who was also  General Lieutentant of Provence in Louis XIV's reign. Madame de Sévigné died in the castle in 1696 during her third stay here.

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