Published on February 17th, 2024 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


Immerse Yourself in History: Exploring the Villa Beaumarchais and the Bastille

You are cordially invited to an engaging lecture that promises to transport you back in time to the heart of 18th-century Paris. Join us on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, from 2 pm to 4 pm (Las Vegas Time – PST) for a captivating exploration led by Gregory Brown, Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Senior Research Fellow at the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford.

Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2024
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm (a 40-minute lecture + questions)
Location: A Private location in Eastern Henderson (The address will be sent to attendees via email)

Ticket Information:

To secure your place at this exclusive event, please purchase advanced tickets only HERE.
General Admission: $40
Payments can also be made via PayPal at @frenchquartermag or Venmo at @frenchquartermagazine.

In this enlightening talk, Professor Brown will delve into the fascinating history of the “Villa Beaumarchais,” a refined estate constructed for Pierre Augustin-Caron de Beaumarchais between 1787 and 1791. Situated just yards away from the iconic site of the French Revolution’s outbreak, the Bastille, this elegant estate serves as a testament to the intersection of art, architecture, and politics during a pivotal moment in history.

Painting by Jean-Baptiste François Genillion, Musée Carnavalet.

Designed and built by renowned architect Francois-Joseph Belanger and adorned with artwork by the esteemed Hubert Robert, the Villa Beaumarchais offers a window into the grandeur and sophistication of 18th-century Parisian life. Professor Brown will guide attendees through an exploration of the estate’s exquisite interiors, meticulously manicured gardens, and its role in the larger context of urban renewal initiatives spearheaded by Louis XVI.

From the intricacies of interior design to the political undertones of revolutionary Paris, this illustrated lecture promises to captivate and enlighten audiences of all backgrounds. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to journey back in time and uncover the hidden stories behind one of Paris’s most intriguing landmarks.

Join us as we embark on a fascinating exploration of history, art, and revolution. We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening lecture on the Villa Beaumarchais and the Bastille.

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About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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