chapter  31
Le Voltaire
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Le Patron, Monsieur Picot, and his wife, come from the Berry region of France. With your coffee you should try the Prune de Berry, a rare and delicious greengage liqueur from Berry.

It was in one of the rooms above Le Voltaire, at No. 27 Quai Voltaire, that Voltaire died. The apartment is now occupied by an antique dealer, but if you express genuine interest in visiting the scene of the death of the great French writer and philosopher, then Monsieur T ouzain, whom you will find right next door, will give you a vivid account of how Voltaire

died and the strange circumstances in which his body, fully dressed, was hastily removed by his friends for burial outside Paris.