at Choiseul

champagne 52 etienne francois de choiseul portrait van loo.
  • The family’s most famous member was undeniably
    Etienne-François de Choiseul-Stainville, foreign
    secretary, then secretary for war and the navy under
    the reign of Louis XV.

    The family’s ranks also boast Gabriel-Florent de
    Choiseul-Beaupré, bishop of Mende, who rose to
    fame in the 18th century at the time of the Beast of
    Gévaudan espisode.

    Then there was the Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier,
    who was to accompany Louis XVI on his attempted
    flight, halted at Varennes.