For its summer programming, the show Secrets of History presented by the spirited Stéphane Bern offers three issues devoted to female personalities who have marked their time. It's here Marquise de Sévigné which will open the ball on Tuesday August 18 on France 2, in the company of the recurring speakers of the program: Evelyne Lever, Jean-Christian Petitfils, Jean d'Ormesson, Simone Bertière, without forgetting the "pillar of counter" Michel de Decker. ..
She is a Marquise, and she is one of the most spicy beauties of her century, that of the Sun King. She writes as she speaks, over the pen. A genius letter-writer, with a funny and lively style, Madame de Sévigné knows how to tell, see and show everything that is experienced, observed, and said, at court but also in the Paris of the great century.
But she's not just a feather! Teasing, precious, La Marquise seduces the biggest names in the kingdom she frequents, from Fouquet to Turenne, without giving in to their advances and above all she loves her daughter more than reason: Françoise Marguerite. A devastating and abusive love. With this captivating and seductive Marquise, “Secrets d'Histoire” and Stéphane Bern open the doors of the most beautiful châteaux such as those of Versailles or Grignan in Provence. But also takes you to Brittany and Burgundy, to the lands of Madame de Sevigné's ancestors, to discover the Château des Rochers, Bourbilly or the charming one of her cousin Bussy. Without forgetting the most beautiful Parisian residences of the Marais.
A journey through the pen, that of the famous Marquise de Sévigné, in a century where shining is not superfluous, but a real necessity!
The Marquise de Sévigné: the spirit of the Grand Siècle. Secrets d'histoire, Tuesday August 18 at 8:55 p.m. on France 2.