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Storytelling Salon with Edith de Belleville
Paris Tour Guide and Author
June 19th 20:15 – 22:00 (CEST Paris) via ZOOM
This Storytelling Salon features Edith de Belleville who was a French attorney at law for more than twenty years before deciding to share her love for the city where she was born…..Paris. For this reason, at 50 she returned to university and became a licensed tour guide. Since 2017 she has taken guests on tours on-site and virtually covering themes such as the Courteseans of la Belle Époque, Fashion & Passion at the time of Marie-Antoinette, Roaring Twenties in Paris, Women of Impressionism, The Women of Moulin Rouge, and Literary Saint-Germain-des-Prés, She also presents at cafes across Paris such as Les Deux Magots, Le Select, Le Café de Flore and others. Additionally, she teaches the Jewish Heritage in Paris at the Gustave Eiffel University. Inspired by so many great French women she is Author of “Belles et Rebelles, á l’ombre des Grandes Parisiennes (The beautiful female rebels of Paris) which will soon be translated in English. Her second book titled“Tea with Coco Chanel” is in English will be published in 2021. It is the story of a romantic and intellectual Parisienne who likes having tea with Coco Chanel, flirting with Hemingway and fighting with Napoléon.
At this Storytelling Salon the focus is the Parisian Salons of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Edith will take us virtually on a walking tour in the Marais and show us the locations of the salons of Ninon de Lenclos, Madame de Sévigné, Madeleine de Scudéry and tell the stories of these great women, all of strong temperament who lived in the time of Louis XIV. With Edith as our expert guide we will discover:
* How the Parisian Salons evolved over the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
* The most famous women who held the role of Hostess or Saloniere.
* What took place at these salons and who attended.
* How Proust and his questionnaire featured at the salons.
* How the salons were integral to the Enlightenment.
Edith is found here: edithdebelleville.com
This is the first Storytelling Salon since covid that is hybird. Guests can join onsite in Paris for a 5-course dinner with champagne at 19:00 Paris CET (see menu below). Guests via ZOOM join at 20:15 Paris CET. Seats are limited. RSVP and the ZOOM link or onsite location details (near Republique) are sent in advance. For more information see the Storytelling Salon site, Facebook and Instagram.
Your Host in Paris,
What is a Storytelling Salon?
Monthly virtual and on-site events featuring a Storyteller (Singer, Actor, Musician, Magician, Impersonator, Performer, Artist, Author, Dancer), who tells their story and ENTERTAINS, ENTHRALLS, EDUCATES, ENLIGHTENS or any combination thereof. Hosted from Paris by Bernadette Martin.
Who are the Storytellers ?
Entertainers, Artists, Impersonators, Musicians, Actors, Performers, Magicians, Authors, Singers, and Dancers who will ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, EDUCATE, ENTHRALL, ENLIGHTEN or any combination thereof and tell their story
Who attends ?
Storytelling enthusiasts join virtually from around the world and guests attend on-site in Paris to mingle, interact and to be entertained.
What is the cost and how to RSVP ?
What is the flow of a Storytelling Salon ?
Guests check in via ZOOM and channeled to breakout rooms for pre-event mingling. Welcome by Host Bernadette Martin.
Introduction of Storyteller who shares their story and entertains, enlightens, educates or any combination thereof. Q&A from guests. Post event mingling.
Founder and Host
Hello, bonjour and thank you for visiting the Storytelling Salon site. My story – I am originally from Los Angeles of Irish, German, and French descent and have lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US. Since 2002, I call Paris and Seattle home and feel truly“Euro-American”. I launched in 2016 (with almost 100 to date), the Storytelling Salons as a modern-day reflection of the 17th and 18th century Parisian Salons. Adapted to the 21st century, the Storytelling Salons gather online and in-person here in Paris, storytelling enthusiasts from across the globe featuring a Storyteller (performers, writers, artists), who entertain, enthrall, enlighten AND share their story. As host of these salons I am delighted to welcome virtually and here in Paris, guests from all walks of life and nationalities who share a common thread and passion for storytelling. Here I want to introduce the Storytelling Salon Team.
Yours in story,