Avec Nana chez Chartier

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Charter est sans doute un des restaurants les moins chers de Paris .

Situé sur les Grands Boulevars ,cette institution a été fondée en 1896 et faisait partie d’une chaîne de  » bouillon  » restaurants populaires de Paris .

La brasserie est tres grande et le décor est Belle Epoque .
Chez Chartier pas de chichi .
Ici pas de musique lounge,ni de serveurs obséquieux.

Ici c’est vivant, les serveurs vêtus de gilet noirs et de tabliers blancs sont efficaces et ont l’esprit vif .

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With Nana at Chartier

Rolla par Henri Gervex  ,Valtesse de la Vigne  est le modèle

The brasserie Chartier is one of the cheapest restaurant of Paris.

On the Grands-Boulevard, this institution was created in 1896.
The restaurant is big and the decoration dates from « La Belle Époque ».
At Chartier there is no fuss .
No lounge music, no obsequious waiters.
Here ,it’s lively, the waiters all wear black vests and white aprons.
They are efficient and witty .

Chartier

Chartier

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Baudelaire et les fesses d’Apollonie

Apollonie Sabatier by Vincent Vidal

1857 est une date importante pour la littérature française.

La même année, deux grands écrivains ont été poursuivis par Napoleon III pour  » offense à la morale publique et à la religion »:

Gustave Flaubert et son roman « Emma Bovary ,à qui on a reproché de prôner l’adultère.

Charles Baudelaire,dont six poèmes de son recueil de poésie  » Les fleurs du mal  » seront censurés jusqu’en 1949.
Seul Baudelaire sera condamné.

 

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire

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Baudelaire and the Bottom of Apollonie

Baudelaire and his muse, Apollonie Sabatier by Thomas Couture

 

1857 is an important date for French Literature .

The same year, two great French writers had been sued by Napoleon III for « insult of the public moral and religion ».
Gustave Flaubert , who was accused of promoting adultery in his novel « Emma Bovary” and Charles Baudelaire, for six of his poems ,which were included in « The Flowers of Evil » which continued to be censored until 1949.

Baudelaire was condemned after a trial, Flaubert was not.

 

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire

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Romance and Seduction in the 17th century in Le Marais

The beautiful Ninon

She was beautiful,smart,educated,refined and incredibly charming .

Her friends were Moliere, La Rochefoucault,Henri de Sevigné and Madame de Maintenon.

The most magnificent courtesean of them all, Ninon de Lenclos ,who could seduce young men until 70 years old.

Anne « Ninon » Lenclos was born in 1672 between a libertine father and a mother who was a religious zealot.

Her beloved father gave her the nickname Ninon and taught her to read Montaigne,how to play the luth and how to sing.

Unfortunately for Ninon, her father had to escape from France, and at 10 years old, she had to bear a mother who was very rigid .Her mother attempted to send her to convent,but Ninon said no!

She said no to the Convent. She said no to God.
She said no to the wedding. She said no to the family.

Ninon de Lenclos decided to be free in a century which did not allow freedom for women .

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