For this wonderful 4-part series, Olivier Courteaux has picked four of his favourite French personalities with whom he would enjoy great dinner conversation!
You may know the names – but not the stories behind them.
A Diplomat par excellence. He had major French governmental posts, including brief stints as prime minister, for nearly four decades including serving Napoleon.
“I do want …that for centuries, one continues to talk about what I have been, thought and wanted”. Judging by the passionate debates over his long career as a politician and diplomat, Talleyrand’s wish has been granted. He remained in power for over 50 years, served nine regimes, and pledged allegiance 13 times!
This portrait of Prince Talleyrand will show a highly complex man, ambitious and exceptionally intelligent, who managed to survive politically through tremendous changes. A visionary who served France (and himself) brilliantly.
In the series:
Jan. 25: Talleyrand
Feb. 1: Clemenceau
Feb. 15: Josephine Baker
Feb. 22: Simone Veil