Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666
The same conference is offered three times at The French Class:
Take a walk around the Cour de Rohan, where controversial painter Balthus (1908-2001) lived, as did composer Camille Saint-Saens, and where scenes of the musical-romance film “Gigi” were shot. Then stroll along the historical Cour du Commerce Saint-André where parts of King Philippe Auguste’s medieval fortifications can still be seen. Marat published his paper, “L’Ami du people,” in this picturesque cobbled passage. Danton lived there prior to his arrest. Carpenter Tobias Schmidt built the first guillotine there and tested it on animals before it was used by Revolutionaries. This place was also home to a couple of “cabinets de lecture” or private libraries and of course to the fabled Café Procope, the oldest café in the city (it still is!).