Paris: City of Light

Welcome to the Salons of Paris

 

Parisian Salons
 ~Background
 ~Salons of   Enlightenment
 ~Madame de   Stäel         
~Salons of the   Restoration
 ~The Salons of   Victor Hugo

Influence of Printed Materials
 ~Pre-Revolutionary   Timeline
 ~Post-Revolutionary   Timeline
 ~Memoires

 


Defining the Parisians
 ~Parisians Viewed   by Foreigners
 ~Parisians   Viewed by   Themselves
 ~Paris Fashion

 

Bibliography

 

Please join me on my journey through some of the greatest Parisian salons of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During my exploration, my aim is to demonstrate:

  • how the salons served as a place where people of social and intellectual distinction could gather periodically together
  • -and-

  • how this unique social and intellectual setting gave the opportunity for both men and women to share similar tastes and interests.

Figure 1.1 Jean-François de Troy, La Lecture de Molière (1728) Courtesy of the Marquess of Chalmondeley

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