Monday, March 11, 2013

Le Couvert de l'Cordeliers

I was searching for something else and stumbled upon this.  It's what's left of the building (a convent/church arrangement) in which Georges Danton and Camille Desmoulins and other radicals from the neighborhood met and worked themselves into a Revolutionary fever.  Legendary.  Marat's funeral was held here, a theatrical extravaganza, with his heart hanging from the ceiling, as the Marquis de Sade intoned, comparing Marat to Jesus ("Oh heart of Jesus, heart of Marat…").  It says something about a guy when the Marquis de Sade does the eulogy.

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