References

Élisabeth Lacombe

Gracie de Château-Gaillard:

The Château Gaillard is a medieval castle located in Les Andelys in France. The construction began in 1196 and ended two years later, which is considered very short for a complex and luxurious construction like this one. The Château Gaillard has been constructed for Richard the Lionheart, son of Henry II.

Latin Quarter in London:

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Dôme in Montpanarsse:

Le Dôme Café is a restaurant in Montparnasse that opened in 1898. It was known at that time as an Anglo-American Café where wealthy intellectuals and famous artists hung out together.

Odéon in Montparnasse:

The Odéon is a famous theatre in Montparnasse built in 1779. It is one of France’s six national theatres. The theatre was first inaugurated by Marie-Antoinette in 1782. After its reconstruction in 1808, it was renamed as the Théâtre de l’impératrice, but it burned 10 years later.

Cherbourg:

Nowadays, known as Cherbourg-Octeville, it is situated on France’s northwestern coast.

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Gare du Nord in Cherbourg:

The railway station was constructed in 1850, under the authority of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. It is located in the center of the city and is still in use today.

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Rothchilds in Chicago:

The Rothchild is a jewish wealthy family known for having established an international banking firm in five countries namely London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Naples. They possessed the largest private fortune in the world during the 29th century.

Pont St.Michel:

The Pont St.Michel is a famous bridge located in Paris. It links the Place St.Michel to the Ile de la Cité. It was first constructed in 1378 under the authority of the Parlement de Paris. The city decided to construct it with the agreement of merchants to have a direct access to the island. It has been rebuilt many times since. Its most recent reconstruction is in 1857.

Dubonnets:

Dubonnets is a famous wine-based aperitive created in 1846 by Joseph Dubonnet. The first purpose of this drink was to persuade North Africans to drink quinine, but it quickly became a famous drink found in many French Cafés. It contains 15% alcohol and is blended with herbs and spices.

Spinoza:

To read a Spinoza means to read one of Spinoza’s books. Baruch Spinoza is a famous german philosopher born in Portugal. He criticized modern contraception and he was a great rationalist of the 17th century.

Arc de Triomphe:

L’Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris’s most famous monument. It was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806 and has been set as a public monument and as a patriotic symbol.

Avenue Foch

The Avenue Foch is a prestigious street in Paris where some of the most expensive boutiques in the World are located. The Rothchilds family use to have a place on that street. It is located near the Arc de Triomphe.

Descartes:

Toread a Descartes means to read one of Renée Descartes’s books. He is a famous french philosopher, mathematician and scientist. His theories are still taught today in science classes. He was born in 1596 in La Haye-en-Touraine and died in 1650 in Stockholm.

American Embassy in Paris:

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Park Lane in London:

Park Lane is a major road located in the centre of London. Many important addresses are located on this road such as important properties and hotels.

Streets of Mayfair in London:

Mayfair is an important area of London located to the west of Park Lane Road. It is one of the most wealthy districts of London. Prestigious houses, upmarket shops and restaurants were built during the 18th century to suit upper-classes and British aristocrats.

House of Windsor:

The House of Windsor is a royal house located in United Kingdom founded by George V in 1917. It hosted the German dynasty, and some descendants of Queen Victoria.

Hampton Court

The Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace located in London. It was built in 1514 under the orders of Henry VIII and the Chief Minister of London.

Devonshire Cream:

The Devonshire cream is commonly used as a topping for scones. It is produced in Devon Cornwall in England. It contains Mascarpone, whipping cream, vanilla, sugar and zests of lemon.

Library of the British Museum:

The Library of the British Museum contains a number of archives and exclusives collections. Some of them date from its construction in 1753.

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