Why France's aristocracy hasn't gone away - BBC Article

31 octobre 2016 Actualités
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"Despite officially not existing, the French nobility continues to endure and often thrive in the 21st Century.

Nancy Mitford - who spent much of her life in Paris - joked in one of her books that French nobles were far more touchy about status than their English peers.

Invite a French duke to the embassy, and you had to know whether he was a) an ancien regime duke, b) a Restoration duke, c) a Napoleonic duke or d) a Papal duke."...Lire la suite


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