20 January 2021

Snowed in

Covered in footsteps, Place Dauphine was practically deserted by midday.

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Above all, my dear child, do not come to Paris!
No one leaves for fear of seeing this plague fall on us, it spreads like a dry wood fire. The king and Mazarin confine us all to our apartments. - Attributed to a letter from Mme de Sévigné to her daughter, Thursday April 30, 1687
 

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