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Immerse Yourself in History: Exploring the Villa Beaumarchais and the Bastille

You are cordially invited to an engaging lecture that promises to transport you back in time to the heart of 18th-century Paris. Join us on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, from 2 pm to 4 pm (Las Vegas Time – PST) for a captivating exploration led by Gregory Brown, Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Senior Research Fellow at the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford.

Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2024 Time: 2 pm – 4 pm (a 40-minute lecture + questions) Location: A Private location in Eastern Henderson (The address will be sent to attendees via email)

Ticket Information:

To secure your place at this exclusive event, please purchase advanced tickets only HERE. General Admission: $40 Payments can also be made via PayPal at @frenchquartermag or Venmo at @frenchquartermagazine.

In this enlightening talk, Professor Brown will delve into the fascinating history of the “Villa Beaumarchais,” a refined estate constructed for Pierre Augustin-Caron de Beaumarchais between 1787 and 1791. Situated just yards away from the iconic site of the French Revolution’s outbreak, the Bastille, this elegant estate serves as a testament to the intersection of art, architecture, and politics during a pivotal moment in history.

Painting by Jean-Baptiste François Genillion, Musée Carnavalet.

Designed and built by renowned architect Francois-Joseph Belanger and adorned with artwork by the esteemed Hubert Robert, the Villa Beaumarchais offers a window into the grandeur and sophistication of 18th-century Parisian life. Professor Brown will guide attendees through an exploration of the estate’s exquisite interiors, meticulously manicured gardens, and its role in the larger context of urban renewal initiatives spearheaded by Louis XVI.

From the intricacies of interior design to the political undertones of revolutionary Paris, this illustrated lecture promises to captivate and enlighten audiences of all backgrounds. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to journey back in time and uncover the hidden stories behind one of Paris’s most intriguing landmarks.

Join us as we embark on a fascinating exploration of history, art, and revolution. We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening lecture on the Villa Beaumarchais and the Bastille.

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