Paris Tips: A Regalicious Marie Antoinette Movie Trivia Contest

I want candy colored slippers at the Porte de Vanves flea market for four euros Photos by Theadora Brack

It’s a win-sin!

By Theadora Brack in Paris

Allo, Cendrillon!

In celebration of the grand-spanking-new year, I’m giving away a copy of Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” movie. How many times have I watched the flick? Your best is good as mine. Manolo Blahnik shines oh, sole brightly!

Feeling very much like Lady Bountiful, I’ll also throw in a copy of Caroline Weber’s “What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution.” Blame it on the bubbly!

Be a queen

To win the Marie Antoinette movie and book set, just correctly answer the cinema-related question below.

We’ll announce the the winner on Monday, January 9th.

The winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers submitted. Bon Chance!

Chocolats et Macarons by Christophe Roussel and Julie Haumont

Pop Quiz!

The color schemes in Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” movie were inspired by pastel colored macarons, created by a well-known, centuries-old pâtisserie in Paris.

What is the name of the historic pâtisserie?

Here are a few crumbs! Belle Époch poster artist Jules Chéret designed  their Saint-Germain tea salon and shop. Also, Sex and the City fans, Carrie Bradshaw “feasted here” during the season six finale. Bon Chance!

Visiting Paris?

Marie Antoinette’s slipper is on exhibit at the Musée Carnavalet in the Marais, while Manolo Blahnik’s creations hold court at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps on Boulevard Haussmann.

About Theadora

Theadora Brack is the Paris Correspondent with the travel website, Eurocheapo.com. Trekking to Paris in the near future? Check out the site for tips. Theadora’s bi-weekly column on Paris covers art, architecture, fashion, cuisine and shopping, always served up with a side of history.


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13 thoughts on “Paris Tips: A Regalicious Marie Antoinette Movie Trivia Contest

    • Congratulations, London Caller!

      Cha-Ching! You are the winner!

      Yes, Ladurée’s macarons inspired the color schemes in Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” film.

      At your convenience, shoot us an email and let us know where to send your prize. The email address is: peopleplacesandbling@gmail.com.

      Bravo! And thanks for playing!
      Theadora

    • Wow. Oh, wow. Isabella, thank you! My goodness. How cool is that? By the way, I love your art. Your self-portrait is spectacular. I’m looking forward to hearing about your trek to Paris! Please keep us posted. Cheers! Theadora

  1. As I was watching Sofia Coppola at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on TV, a couple of days ago, I couldn’t stop thinking about her stunning “Marie Antoinette” : the Converse, the Ladurée-inspired colors, The Strokes on the soundtrack, the grandiose Versailles … It took me a while to discover this post but I really like it !!!

    • YES. YES. YES. I’m with you! I’ve seen Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” film about fifty times. Plus, the soundtrack is on my “running-jogging” iPod. Perhaps it’s time for another M.A. post. This year, Ladurée Chef Vincent Lemains rolled out a “Marie Antoinette” macaron, with a matching set of gift boxes. It’s pale eggshell blue. Stay tuned! It’s gorgeous! T.

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