Are you familiar with this work? I could wax on and on about the author's genius use of foreshadowing and the emotional impact of the sacrificial love theme, but that would be the subject of another post.
When I visited Paris in 2011, one of my goals was to revisit the important settings in this novel, most notably the Bastille, Faubourg St. Antoine, and Place de la Concorde, the original location for all the beheadings.
Paris Museum Pass I mentioned earlier this week, I visited La Conciergerie, located on the Ile de la Cite near Notre Dame. This little-known museum was the former prison during the French revolution where incarcerated men and women waited their turn to march towards the Guillotine and certain death. The cell of Marie Antoinette is staged to show her final days.