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VN181 The 19th Century Private Apartment of a French Philosopher

  • 18 Nov 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • meet at 10 rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris (nearest metro lines: Odéon (line 4), Cluny la Sorbonne (line 10) or Luxembourg; RER B)
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French philosopher Auguste Comte is known as the inventor of positivism. Influenced by the Enlightenment, a European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries, Comte developed the idea of the growing importance of modern science and the potential application of scientific methods to the study and improvement of society. 

The apartment in which he lived the last years of his life has not changed in 150 years. The visit will provide an insight into typical 19th century decoration. 

Considered as the intellectual cradle of Paris, we will continue our discovery of the Odéon / Saint Germain district by evoking famous writers, thinkers and librarians from the past century.

About the Instructor: Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes was involved for years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before returning to Art History studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

Photo Credit: Appart Auguste Comte

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