Wednesday, November 02, 2005
D'Artagnan without the Three Musketeers!
Even if you are not French I am sure you read (or saw) the story of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), one of our most famous writers. In this story - which takes place in 1625 - a character called d'Artagnan arrives in Paris at the age of 18 and quickly makes friends with three musketeers : Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Well, if you wander around at the crossing of Avenue de Villiers and Boulevard Malesherbes in the 17th arrondissement you get to see a magnificent monument by Gustave Doré, dedicated to Alexandre Dumas. On one of its sides you can see d'Artagnan almost in the flesh! Very impressive.