?The French nobility did little but concern themselves with leisure, finery, decadence, affirs and intrigues." To what extent is this statement ture in the context of late 18th century France? (France before 1789) please please please please answer my question fast it is very very very urgent!!!!

"The French nobility did little but concern themselves with leisure, finery, decadence, affirs and intrigues". This statement is completely true in the context of France before 1789. France at that time was a feudal society where the aristocracy did not have to do any work or pay any tax. Instead, they lived on their landed property and wealth. Their land was cultivated by serfs who had to bear the entire burden of taxation. These taxes were used to support the lavish lifestyle of the aristocrats. Since they had no duties and responsibilities, they had little to do except while away their time with leisure, finery, decadence, affirs and intrigues. 

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