Vaux le Vicomte: Paris 2004



Vaux le Viscomte: Near Paris. 2004 Posted by Hello

In the 17th century, Fouquet served as finance minister to Louis XVI. He was a bit of an embezzler (as was common in those days) but he really went over the top by inviting the king for a visit one weekend. The king who was struggling to pay his debts from the Thirty years War was shocked to see this place and knowing (or guessing) where the money came from, threw the guy in jail for the rest of his life.

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