Paris Brothel Loved By Cary Grant

sexexhibition4_259348sThroughout their long heyday, the brothels of Paris were as alluring and luxuriously chic as any gentlemen’s club or aristocratic salon. Before he became King Edward VII, the Prince of Wales was a regular client of the brothel at 12 rue Chabanais, the city’s most famous, and endowed it with a “love-chair” in memory of happy times. Others who graced the premises included the Hollywood film stars Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant. And now the lost world of these establishments is being brought back to life in a retrospective exhibition.

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