Shady Ladies Of Paris Tour
July 17 - July 23USD3460
Shady Ladies Of Paris Tour – France
More than any other city in the world, Paris has a rich history of seductive women who rose to the top. From royal mistresses like Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry, to courtesans like the (real!) Lady of the Camellias, the Shady Ladies of Paris reigned over the so-called demi-monde, a glittering section of high society that—even if it had to glitter in the shade—was often the true center of power.
Let Shady Ladies Tours introduce you to this intriguing side of Paris, from Catherine de Médicis (and her arch-rival, Duchess Diane de Poitiers) to racy, modern women such as Camille Claudel, Colette, and Coco Chanel. You will be guided by Professor Andrew Lear, world-renowned scholar of sexuality and art (and founder of our company) and his colleague Edith de Belleville, Paris guide extraordinaire, and author of Belles et Rebelles (Beautiful Rebels), a popular French book on the history of fabulous French women.
We’ll see famous sights (such as the Orsay Museum) from a whole new angle; we’ll discover hidden gems that reveal the lives of some of history’s most fascinating women; and we’ll dine in restaurants fit for a queen. Topped with two days in some of the most beautiful countryside in France, as well as a chocolate tour, a wine tasting, and a visit to a perfume museum, this tour gives you Paris the way Madame de Pompadour herself would want you to see it.
Discover the City of Light for the first time—or see it again from an entirely new perspective. Shady Ladies Tour’s densely packed, fascinating, and delightful week in Paris will create memories to last a lifetime.