$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time for discussion to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

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The necklace stolen by Lupin at the Louvre was inspired by a real queen’s passion for expensive jewelry. Learn the details of the Affair of the Queen’s Necklace (1784), a political scandal that further tarnished the reputation of Marie-Antoinette, who was accused of criminal fraud in a complex plot to undermine her. The Affair spread the anti-royal sentiment that led to the French Revolution, and eventually, the Queen’s demise. Find out how one diamond necklace rocked the foundations of royal authority in France.

You will:

  • Get a glimpse into the final splendors of 18th-century French royalty.
  • Hear why this criminal case shook the court at Versailles to its core.
  • See how public image was shaped by political scandal, even in the 18th century.
  • Get ready for your next visit to Versailles, with an introduction to Marie-Antoinette as your guide.

Your educator, Julien Savadoux, studied both history and art history at Paris’ Sorbonne University, and graduated with a degree in cultural mediation. Julien has shared his passion for his hometown of Paris, as both guide and educator for several decades.  

You can also sign up for our series The True Stories Behind Lupin.

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Image: Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Marie Antoinette With a Rose, 1783, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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