The capital of the ancien regime province of Brittany and, from its creation in 1790, of the Revolutionary Ille-et-Vilaine department.

Appears in these Letters:


10 February: Pre-Revolutionary Violence

Although many of the Letters focus on Paris, they also show that the duchess made considerable efforts to stay informed about events elsewhere in the...


6 November: The Terror Gathers Pace

The duchess describes the execution of Brissot and a group of his fellow Girondin deputies. She combines this with broader reflections on the...