Mary Berry in Hameau de Chantilly, Paris - 4 April, 1802, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 4 April 1802, page 178:

We left Mr. Jackson's before nine—came home—changed our gowns, and went with Barrois to the Hameau de Chantilly, one of the many public gardens open most nights for dancing, &c. […] Nothing can be prettier than both the general effect and the details of this garden. Under the trees was an excellent orchestra, led by the same man (a creole) who conducted the music at M. Demidoff’s, and there were, I know not how many, sets of French country dances; we saw two danced by different sets extremely well. The dancers were …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 4 April 1802. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 178. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Hameau de Chantilly, Paris


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music to accompany French country dances performed by an orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 April, 1802, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:00:26 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:36:25 +0000