I just learned of the provenance of the fabled street, rue Madame, that crosses rue de Vaugirard, where our apartment is located. It was named after Marie-Joseph-Louise, “Madame” de Savoie, the wife of Xavier-Stanilas “Monsieur” de Bourbon, Count of Provence and the future Louis XVIII. In 1790, “Monsieur,” the current owner of the Luxembourg Palace, honoured “Madame” by naming the new path near the Palace. Well, a smart hotel has opened up down the street and it looks trés sympa. Hotel Villa Madame, 44 rue Madame, 75006.