Graphic by Tom Van Stockum
Map of Capri, showing locations of Villa Lysis (Fersen) and Villa Jovis

30 Ans de Diners en Ville

An incisive appraisal of Susanne, Marquise de Charette appears in a chapter of Gabriel-Louis Pringué’s, 30 Ans de Diners en Ville [Paris] (30 Years of Dining in the City).

Pringué, an uncle of a Paris schoolmate of the Marquise’s daughter, Susanne, asked me many years ago if I had ever been to “Maxim’s.” Upon receiving a negative answer, he responded immediately “Quelle Vierge!”

In 30 Ans, Pringué described the Marquise: