Life & Leisure
August 26, 2019
Although this might sound like a piece of immersive theater, it's a four day tour of Parisian arts, architecture and culture that celebrates the seductive women who rose to the top of French society, from royal mistresses like Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry to courtesans like the Lady of the Camellias. This was a time when women, in their own way, ruled the boudoirs and lawmakers. Guided by Professor Andrew Lear, world-renowned scholar of sexuality and art, Shady Ladies of Paris introduces tour-goers to the powerful women of France from the Renaissance through the Belle Epoque. This sweet little excursion takes place from Thursday July 20 to Monday July 24, the tour takes travelers to sights and museums across Paris and the Loire Valley to reveal the lives of the many shady ladies of Paris.

In case this isn't enough to convince you, know that the tour includes Musee D'Orsay, Maxim's Arts Noveau Museum and so much more related to the courtesans and their riches.

The Shady Ladies of Paris tour is available for $2,450. Price includes five nights accommodations (July 19-24, including one complimentary pre-tour night) at Hotel Edouard VII, all transportation inside France, the services of professional tour guides, all museum and attraction admission fees, all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. Reservations can be made now at

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