The Five Artiest Brothels in France

I just posted a fun blog on the Huffington Post from my recent trip to Paris, about the five brothels most revered for their artistic decor.  I revisited a marvelous gallery of historical erotica I discovered while researching The Sinner’s Grand Tour.  You can read about it here

Some of the photos were a bit too lurid to include in the post (at least without artful cropping) — I thought readers of the MoSex blog might appreciate them, however…

Of course, one might also go to paris and drop in on Au Bonheur du Jour gallery at 11 Rue Chabanais to see the images and artifacts in the flesh…

 

The s-and-m brothel on Rue Navarin had a special room for mock black masses…
The legendary dancer “Irene”, star of tableaux vivants in One Two Two, a brothel frequented by Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Marlene Dietrich, amongst other Hollywood stars…

Painting at 32 Rue Blondel, once favored by Henry Miller and Anais Nin in the 1930s