Chronologie de la vie de Louis XIV, November 1663

Philippe de France

1 November, Toussaint, his Majesty rises early and rides to the Feuillants to receive communion from Cardinal Barberini, after which his Majesty attends mass said by the Cardinal and immediately after grand mass said by Bishop de Constance. His Majesty then travels to the Tuileries after mass, where 800 sick have gathered to be healed by his Majesty’s touch. Le Roi te touche, Dieu te guérit. Their Majesties travel to Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois afterwards, to hear the sermon of Pére de Laméche and evensong. After which their Majesties leave Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois for Val-de-Grâce, where they will spend the rest of the day with her Majesty, la Reine Mère.

3 November, his Majesty travels to Versailles to hunt the stag. He is accompanied by Monsieur, the Duc d’Enghien and the Duc de Beaufort, whom his Majesty all treats to a splendid dinner.

4 November, his Majesty attends mass said by Cardinal Barberini in the chapel of the Louvre and welcomes Monsieur le Duc de Mecklembourg warmly into the Ordre du Saint-Esprit.

11 November, his Majesty receives the ambassadors of the Swiss Cantons in a grand reception at the Louvre.

18 November, at around 10 o’clock in the morning, his Majesty rides to Notre-Dame, where the renewal of the alliance between France and the Swiss Cantons is celebrated. His Majesty invites to a feast afterwards.

20 November, his Majesty sets out for Vincennes, where he entertains the Swiss ambassadors with a review of his troops, before their departure.

22 November, his Majesty rides to Versailles in company of the Duc de Mecklembourg and shows to him the work done there, before inviting him to diner.

24 November, his Majesty receives the députés d’Avignon in his grand cabinet.

30 November, their Majesties receive the ambassador of Savoy.

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