Saturday, 28 May 2011

Charles Perrault rue du Vieux Versailles


Lovely pasta on sale in old Versailles street in a house that was built by Charles Perrault in 1681. Perrault worked under Colbert, the powerful finance minister of Louis XIV. You might know him better as the author of fairy tales transcribed from French folk tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella or Puss in Boots to name but a few...

Maison construite en 1681 par Charles Perrault, l'auteur des contes de notre enfance, qui était également contrôleur général des bâtiments du roi sous Colbert. Aujourd'hui, une jolie boutique où l'on trouve notamment des pâtes raffinées... Reste à savoir si le carrosse se transforme en citrouille si on les mange après minuit...

20 comments:

Tash said...

pretty display.
I really like your photo of the building...something very warm and inviting about it.

Jacob said...

Well, that is certainly interesting! Who knew about Charles Perrault.? And 1681? That's older than I am. :-)

bfarr said...

Very cool information. And if you would not have told the little bows were pasta, I would have guessed potpourri.

Magpie said...

Love the pretty little pastas and the history of the house. :)

Woody said...

With the right sauce, your pasta can be was more indulgent then my silly cupcakes (they looked better than they tasted).

brattcat said...

I'm so glad Perrault didn't spend every waking moment on his day job. Where would we be without his wonderful folk tales? That colored pasta would be the perfect dish to serve with a cream sauce for the Duke of Carabas.

Bob Crowe said...

I had no idea! More enduring than expensive pasta.

Jack said...

The story of Perrault is pretty interesting, Ciel. I am often surprised to see that someone who has developed skills and fame in one area can change to a completely different field and also make big contributions. Maybe talent is talent, whatever the area.

Small City Scenes said...

I don't know about pink pasta--hmmmmm.....What do you think. MB

Dina said...

Pretty pasta.
And really, he wrote those fairy tales?

*Honest Abe said...

I knew the titles of the books but not the author. What a nice revelation.

brattcat said...

I can't see my followers at the moment, Ciel. It's been pretty spotty this past week or so, but last night the list came up briefly and I took the opportunity to jot down their names. Good luck getting some resolution here. As for Puss's boots, I think I saw them on one of your posts a few weeks ago.

Malyss said...

C'est emouvant de savoir qu'IL est passé là..
J'ai perdu mes followers aussi! faich...

VP said...

What are 330 years for a well build house? I doubt any of our apartments will be here three centuries in the future!

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

It doesn't get much better than a French fairy tale.

Have you discovered this Cuban artist? She is deeply immersed in making French fairy tales come alive-- in cut paper!

http://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2011/05/8-illustrations.html

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Love the pasta, looks so much better than my supermarket value brand!

Birdman said...

Now, you've got me thinking of Puss 'n Boots this morning. You've gone and done it.

Kaori said...

Oh you and your countries pastas! They are an art of their own! Lovely building, too :-D

Thérèse said...

Very sophisticated bows! I did not know for the house and hope to remember...

EG Wow said...

I cannot imagine living in a building built that long ago!

Perrault must have been a man with many interests.