both sexes could attend, the salon was the only social club
where is was permissible for ladies to attend. The salon was
a haven for those who craved intellectual conversation but
the best salons were the ones that were frequented by those
of exemplary manners.
M. Gillenormand lived in the Rue Sirvandoni, he frequented
several very good and highly noble salons. Although a bourgeois,
M. Gillenormand was welcome in them, and as he had a twofold
stock of wit, namely, that which he had and that attributed
to him, he was sought after and made much of." - Marius,
Book III; chapter 1.
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