Cabaret du Ciel and de l’Enfer – The Cabaret of Heaven and Hell in Paris

A famous cabaret in Montmartre, founded in November 1892 by Antonin Alexander. The Cabaret de L’Enfer was the counterpart to The Cabaret du Ciel, another cabaret which

“Le Baiser de l’hôtel de Ville” in Paris

In 1950 Doisneau created his most recognizable work for Life – Le Baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photograph of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris, which became an internationally recognised symbol of young love in Paris. The identity of the couple remained a mystery until 1992. The […]

Société de Géographie – The first meeting in Paris

One of the oldest French learned societies, founded in 1821 and recognized as a public utility since 1827 and the oldest geographic society in the world. The Geographical Society was founded at a meeting on 15 December 1821 in the Paris Hôtel de Ville. Among its 217 founders were some of the greatest scientific names of the […]