Alexandre Dumas in Georgian national costume Chokha

In 1858, famous French writer Alexandre Dumas traveled to Georgia and was fascinated by the country, traditions and people.
“They are so wonderful, noble, honest, brave, and generous, that a separate research should be made on them.” Dumas was impressed, with the appearance of Georgians; especially, Imeretians, Gurians, and Megrelians: “Europeans cannot even imagine the beauty of the Colchian people. Men especially have particularly beautiful bodies and walking manner. Even an ordinary servant looks like a nobleman.”
He dedicated several chapters to Georgia in his book “Adventure in the Caucasus”.

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