Cocottes, (lovely demimonde socialites) are the new hot trend and here is proof with two exhibitions that have lots of spirit!
Whip out your prettiest stilettos and walk over to Musée d’Orsay to discover “The Splendors and Miseries”... of courtesans. Or how paid love and brothels obsessed Baudelaire, Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Picasso and the others. A very clever retrospective showcasing enticing Belle Epoque harlots, and the amazing influence of these femmes fatales...
Rendez-vous place des Vosges to discover Eros Hugo, an unexpected approach inside the House of Victor Hugo that unveils the hidden side of the writer and the man of letters. Far from his natural modesty and his wild passion for his mistress Juliette Drouet, discover his sexual appetite for servants and prostitutes on a background of political crisis and high society. A real gem!
By Elodie Rouge @elorouge