COURTESANS, THE QUEENS OF PARIS
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Their beauty, successes and scandals made the headlines in the 19th century and the Belle Époque. They were named Castiglione, Païva, Belle Otero or Liane de Pougy. They were amazons of love, venal and cruel, quick to squander the fortunes that were laid at their feet, and to forget their lovers as soon as they were ruined.
SECRETS OF HISTORY opens the doors to the most beautiful Parisian places of celebration, the elegant palaces of the Côte d'Azur, as well as their beautiful castles and private mansions, such as the one of Païva on the Champs-Élysées.