#PARFUM What did Paris smell like in the 18th century? CultureSecrets invites you on an "odorama" tour, to smell and feel the air of Paris with real perfume essences! It's said that Parisians have great noses. Like the hero of Patrick Süskind's novel "Le Parfum", discover the lively and enticing olfactory landscape of the world's largest reserve of smells: the city of Paris in the 18th century.
This unique tour-experience lets you relive the plot of the famous novel in the magical centre of the capital. Follow in the footsteps of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from the working-class district of Les Halles to the bourgeois Paris of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Immerse yourself in the scents of wig powder, coach leather and tuberoses in the carriage entrances... Smell the odours of the Innocents cemetery and the smells of the tanneries on the banks of the Seine. Finally, discover the arrogant voluptuousness of rococo perfumes... Maud will guide you. Much more than just a stroll, Les Visites de Maud offers you the chance to experience the world of Paris.
« Le Parfum » is a novel by German writer Patrick Süskind, published i
Thursday 5 October at 7pm
Meeting point 8 rue de la Ferronnerie
Châtelet metro station, Sainte Opportune exit
Duration: approx. 1h30
1 reservation is valid for 1 person
Your name will be put on the list at the entrance to the event.
Jupiter et Antiope, Antoine Watteau, 1714, huile sur toile
Quelques flacons du bouquet de la Reine © EPV /Thomas Garnier