Tag Archives: George Sand

Une fleur bleue

Delacroix was arguably the greatest painter of the Romantic era. The musée Delacroix is located where the artist had his studio in a quiet courtyard on rue de Furstenberg near all the chic cafés on the Boulevard Saint-Germain des Prés . Right now, … Continue reading

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Les grands artists n’ont pas de patrie

French writer Alfred de Musset was born on December 11, 1810 in Paris. His parents moved in the right social circles, despite having very little money. Musset attended the prestigious collège Henri IV where he won a prize for Latin. … Continue reading

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Être prospère

French author Prosper Mérimée was born on September 28, 1803. If you’ve ever hummed the Toréador theme from Carmen, thank Mérimée, for it was his novella that inspired Bizet’s opera. Mérimée was a brilliant scholar of law, Greek, Spanish, English, … Continue reading

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Une croqueuse d’hommes

French author Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, better known by her penname George Sand, was born on July 1, 1804. Although she wrote novels, novellas, fairy tales, plays, an autobiography and literary criticism, Sand is best known for her penchant for … Continue reading

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Blanc comme un cachet d’aspirine

French-Polish composer and piano virtuoso Frédéric Chopin was born on March 1, 1810 (although the church baptismal record says February 22). He was born near Warsaw to a Polish mother and a French father who was an immigrant to Poland. … Continue reading

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