Portrait of the Comte d'Artois, younger brother of Louis XVI

Portrait of the Comte d'Artois, younger brother of Louis XVI

The Tale of Artois He was one of the younger brothers of Louis XVI, a daredevil fun-loving and less inclined to the duties that his rank and position behaved.

L’story The following gives an idea of ​​the youthful character.

One day, to avoid having to attend a boring but important court ceremony, Artois reported having an unbearable headache and therefore be forced to retire in his private rooms, just really he got into his car and headed for Paris, where there was a party waiting.

At the entrance to the capital, the man lurched to a sudden cannon firing of churches whose motivation to customs guards on duty:

Lord, Cannon announces, by order of King, the entrance into Paris the Count of Artois!”, They answered those.

In practice it had been unmasked!

Forced to give up enjoyable program, Prince then returned to Versailles, where he found waiting for him a Louis XVI more ironic and smiling than ever, who, addressing him, he told him:

I am pleased that the headache is past. Are not I a good doctor?” (Photo gives: www.maisonslaffitte.net).