2 thoughts on “My Parisian Journey: The Paris of Les Misérables

  1. Hi mrs Lowrie

    I too am a Paris lover, and Hugo admirer. Thanks for the site. However, two remarks.

    1- Image provided for Le Panthéon is not correct. Actually, it is a picture of L’Institut de France, where sits the Académie Française. Find Panthéon here :

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=panth%C3%A9on&biw=1280&bih=605&tbm=isch&imgil=UJuNqKjw5sSSBM%253BAAAAAAAAAAABAM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Ffr.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FPanth%252525C3%252525A9on_(Paris)&source=iu&pf=m&fir=UJuNqKjw5sSSBM%252CAAAAAAAAAAABAM%252C_&usg=__iWdWQ0xhzxU3NpK5X_scd5MGG2o%3D&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjYr8TWy_7OAhUGGx4KHSbHDq0QuqIBCIIBMA4&imgrc=AlIja1KahU337M#imgrc=AlIja1KahU337M%3A

    2- The picture of statue of «Gladiator» provided is actually of roman god Vulcan. But the error hit Hugo himself, who, as you know, mentioned a «Gladiator» amongst the statues in Jardin du Luxembourg. There is (and ever was) none such. Incidently, painter La Gandara made a painting called «Gladiateur de Borghèse au Luxembourg», but this antique statue (300 B.C., and not of a gladiator, but a warrier) sits in le Louvre, not outside at any park (ouf !). Why that name, though ? No clue.

    Anyway, your informations will now help me find exactly where Marius used to take a walk in Jardin du Luxembourg.
    Thanks again !

    Michel
    499@videotron.ca

    • Thank you, Michel, for taking the time to comment and show me the corrections I need to make in describing these illustrations. I look forward to your report concerning Marius!

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