Discover the history of this authentic Parisian building with its architecture and its amazing decoration of the 1920’s during a guided visit!
Part of the historical monuments, the old brothel « Aux Belles Poules » is the only building of this type that has kept its decoration of the Parisian 1920’s practically intact. Indeed, other famous brothels such as « Le Sphinx », « Le Chabanais » or the « One Two Two » have now nearly disappeared.
The fabulous mosaics and erotic frescos that you will find in this place show the bourgeois esthetic that dissimulated the vulnerability of women who worked there. At the most, there could be 31 of them sharing about 20 bedrooms.
« Aux Belles Poules » existed since 1870 but knew its period of success in the 1920’s. In 1948, two years after the law of Marthe Richard that forbided the existence of brothels (called « maison de tolérance »), the « Belles Poules » closed and started a new life.
In 2012, Caroline Senot, who bought the building to install offices, discovers this architectural and historical gem. She will tell you the crazy stories of this place and will explain the unknown history of Parisian brothels during her guided visit.
This visit is not an apology of prostitution or the pain that is linked to it. It is only a support to permit anyone who wants to to learn about the history of the place.