Visit an exceptional and rare hôtel particulier (private mansion), once designed and owned by one of the most outrageous 19th century courtesans. Wander through the rooms where one of the greatest courtesans entertained the elite of high society during the reign of Napoleon III. The extraordinary life of her and other “grandes horizontales” will be recounted inside this stupendous dwelling opened exclusively for our visit.
The walk winds through a neighborhood of beautiful pavillions and sights along the way portraying the Belle Epoque (Beautiful Years): Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Discover the 1900 World Exposition, the fascinating story of the Eiffel Tower and the avante-garde lifestyle setting trends throughout the world, the fashion of the day, politics and scandals.