PAN Paris

Guided Tour with Edith de Belleville “For Adults Only”: Saturday, June 15 – 2:45 pm meet-up

Courtesans, Madams and Brothels of the 19th Century

Guided Tour (in English)


They were the stars of Paris. All women wanted to look like them, talk like them and seduce like them…These fashionable icons were the courtesans of the 19th century.  How did they succeed? How did they live? How did they inspire writers such as Zola, Balzac and Baudelaire? The City of Light also had its share of sulfurous brothels.


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