I think I finally got a biography hashed out for Marie. I must admit, my knowledge of Pre-Revolutionary France (and Revolutionary France, for that matter) is next to nil. I reserve the right to tweak her biography as necessary to make it historically accurate. (See right sidebar.)
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but HowDoYouSay is an excellent online translator. I have used it when I need to have Marie speak French. I have checked some of it back with people who speak French (including a native French-speaker) and everything I’ve gotten out of it appears to be accurate. I just wish it did Hebrew. I need some Hebrew help bad.