• Morgane Weinling

    Du marquis de Cuevas à Charles Baudelaire, d'Alexandre Dumas à Amedeo Modigliani, d'Alfred Jarry à Juliette Récamier, nombreux sont les acteurs célèbres de la culture française à avoir animé les rues du Carré Rive Gauche et ses hôtels particuliers du XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles dans ce qui était, à l'origine, le jardin privé de Marguerite de Navarre. Portrait de Marguerite de Navarre, Jean Clouet, vers 1527, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

  • Kimberly Theriault

    Marguerite de Navarre (French: Marguerite d'Angoulême, Marguerite d'Alençon) (11 April 1492 – 21 December 1549), also known as Marguerite of Angoulême and Margaret of Navarre, was the queen consort of Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became king of France, as Francis I and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France.

  • Victoria Buttigieg

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