The French art of seduction from the XVI century to the XVIII century.

The French art of seduction from the XVI century  to the XVIII  century

conference/debate in English ...with cakes 

You are certainly aware of the dozens of books written by American, and some British writers about French women:

What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind 

Debra Ollivier

How the French Invented Love

Marilyn Yalom 

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life 

Elaine Sciolino

The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour 

Joan DeJean 

All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women

Helena Frith Powell 

Ooh La La!:: French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day

Jamie Cat Callan 


There is for sure a mystique about French women!.

Do you believe everything or do you have doubts?

Are the French such great  and seductors/seducters ?

What can they teach us ?.

I propose you to  answer the question using great French celebrities and seducters from the XVI  to the XVIII  century :

The Duke of Richelieu, who inspired Choderlos  de Laclos to write "Dangerous Liaisons" ; the beautiful Diane de Poitiers with whom King Henri II was madly in love, although she was 20 years older; Madame de Montespan, who through her beauty and intelligence remained Louis XIV’s ‘favourite’ lover for more than 20 years.

The Duke of Lauzun, who long before Casanova,  had invented the real art of séduction .

We ll meet in a friendly café, 15 minutes from the subway stop  Châtelet , 

Drinks are cheap :   (2,50 euros le petit crème, 3 euros le grand chocolat ,with milk, not water  ...3 euros le Perrier ...)

And  I ll offer you plenty of  delicious home made cakes!.

À bientôt !


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  • Bernhard

    I can only agree to Omar and Alan. Well done! Looking forward to the next séance.

    February 1, 2014

  • Lex van B.

    Merci :)

    February 1, 2014

  • Omar

    I found the meet-up informative as well as entertaining. Edith is an excellent speaker and a gracious host.

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Alan C.

    Edith charmed the group with her stories, humour and ability to engage with all, well done :-)

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Lex van B.


    February 1, 2014

  • Yulin L

    I was hoping that my cold would be over or better by now, but I'm still coughing, so I think I should stay home. Really sorry to miss this fascinating topic.
    Have a great one!

    February 1, 2014

  • Sofia M.

    Sorry, I will not be able to make it. Very interesting topic, enjoy!

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, sorry looks like I'm not going to make it this time but definitely looking forward to coming next week at the Petit Palais. Thanks for organizing these meet ups!

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. Where are we suppose to meet? Is it Chatelet or in Montrouge? Look forward to hearing about this interesting topic.

    January 31, 2014

  • Sven

    Cant make but interesting topic

    January 29, 2014

  • Ino S.

    Hello! Where will we be? Will it be in chatelet or the victor hugo in the south? :)

    January 28, 2014

  • Alan C.

    Hi Edith, although it doesn't say it, I assume there is a €10 per head charge for your time and lovely cakes :-)
    Looking forward to a very interesting afternoon.

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Edith

    Nuts ? In a chocolate cake ???
    Are you nuts ?

    January 19, 2014

  • Alan C.

    Sounds good, will there be nuts in the chocolate Edith?

    January 15, 2014

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