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

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm EST
  • Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm EST

Travel back to Belle Époque Paris, when the city was a thriving center for arts, culture, and heady celebration. We’ll follow in the footsteps of the original Arsène Lupin, the fictional thief created by the writer Maurice Leblanc in 1905. Leblanc was inspired by Sherlock Holmes, but his character’s adventures were distinctly French. Novels, novellas and plays soon followed, featuring some of the city’s most alluring locations. We’ll visit some of those sites virtually during our deep dive into Lupin.

You will:

  • Learn about the original Arsène Lupin character who inspired the hit Netflix series.
  • Plan your next journey to Paris, with the famous gentleman-burglar as your history guide.
  • Understand how technology and art impacted life in Belle Epoque Paris, the era of Arsène Lupin.
  • Learn about some of the iconic Parisian spots featured in the real Lupin stories: the Café de la Paix, the Opera, and the brand new Orsay train station that brought visitors (and a few gentleman burglars) to Paris.

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: Literary Hub, 2021

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