Let the Music Begin

The festive season is upon us – lots of feasting, music (albeit tinny Christmas carols) and celebration. All that’s missing is the odd grand ball or two. In the court of Renaissance France very little excuse was required to throw an elaborate ball – and who wouldn’t with such a magnificent ballroom at Fontainebleau Palace. The musicians would have played from this balcony – what a wonderful view of the opulent fashions, intricate dance steps, romantic frissons and intrigues of the court at play.

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