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40 Strange Historical Facts That You Didn’t Learn In History Class

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Marie Antoinette’s Village

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She might not have uttered the infamous phrase, “Let them eat cake!” but Marie Antoinette did have a weird faccination with the “little people.” The Queen of France, not exactly well-liked among her people, routinely escaped the rigors of being lazy and spending money like crazy by visiting her very own “peasant’s village.” The Hameau de la Reine was a country getaway inspired by a simple, rustic life. She brought in performers of sorts — milkmaids and herdsman who pretended that they lived and worked there. Marie Antoinette herself would stroll the grounds dressed in simple peasant’s garb. Who knew she was into cosplay?

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