No dia 5 de Outubro de 1789, as vendedoras parisiense das Halles, comandadas pela ex-cortesã Anne Theroigne de Mericourt, dirigiram-se a Versalhes. Confrontaram a rainha com a carestia da vida e escassez de pão. Inicia-se deste modo o período revolucionário em que 'o poder cai na rua'.
On 5th October 1789 the women sellers of the Halles in Paris, led by former courtesan Anne Théroigne of Mericourt, went to Versailles. They confronted the queen with the high cost of living and scarcity of bread. This is the beginning of the revolutionary period in which the power passes to the people on the streets.
H. de la Charlerie engraved by Meyer-Heine-'the women of Les Halles marching to Versailles'-1789
Raffet steel engraved by Frilley-'the women's march to Versailles'-1834
A. Scheffer steel engraved by A. Lefevre-'the women's march to Versailles'-1836
Jean-François Janinet (1752-1814)-' the women of Les Halles marching to Versailles'-oil on canvas
Jean-Louis Prieur (ca 1732-1795)-'the ladies leaving the Hall to catch the king at Versailles'-1789