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Day 1 – Thomas Jefferson, A Primer
Day 2 – The First Wine of Record, Claret
Day 3 – Jefferson and Madeira
Day 4 – Jefferson’s Favorite Wines Available Today
Day 5 – Monticello Pictorial
Day 6 – Monticello Vineyards
Day 7 – The Monticello Cellar
Day 8 – Thomas Jefferson—orchardist and cidermaker (Part 1)
Day 9 – Quotable Jefferson
Day 10 – The Curious Philip Mazzei
Day 11 – Jefferson Vineyards
Day 12 – What Would Jefferson Think?
Day 13 – Thomas Jefferson—Cidermaker and Scientist-Farmer
Day 14 – Jefferson in Paris – A Pictorial of his Travels

Day 15 – Jefferson in Paris – Pictorial

As noted in the yesterday’s short post, Thomas Jefferson lived in Paris from August 1784 to September 1789 – five years that forever influenced his wine tastes and preferences.  The next seven days (or so) will be dedicated to exploring Jefferson’s time in Paris. Yesterday, today and tomorrow will provide pictorials or highlights of his trips through the vineyards of France, and subsequent days will provide detailed exploration of Jefferson’s time in Paris.

During his time five years in Paris, Jefferson had four different residences. Memorial plaque marking where Thomas Jefferson lived in Paris at Champs Elysess near rue de Berri. (I was in Paris in July and was not able to locate this plaque)

In this place resided Thomas Jefferson,
Minister of the United States to France 1785–1789,
President of the United States 1801–1809, and author of the American Declaration of Independence
Founder of the University of Virginia
This plaque was affixed on the 13th of April 1919, by the care of former students of the University of Virginia, soldiers of the World War, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University.


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