Madame Pompadour

The heart of this salon is the exciting relationship between Madame de Pompadour and Voltaire. Marquise de Pompadour (1721 – 1764), the mistress of King Louis XV, the Queen of the Rococo was called the Queen of the Rococo due to her exquisitely-refined and elegant style of the 18th century. She was the patroness of the arts: from the porcelain factory to painting, theater and musical establishment, she influenced some important developments. Colors of fabrics, ragout, fireplace, mirror, table, sofa, chair, bed, belt loops, cans, trays, case and even tooth binoculars are named after her!

The most entertaining letters of Madame de Pompadour and texts from various works of Voltaire are combined with music for mezzo sopran, flute and piano by French 18th century composers from the 18th century and Impressionists.



Madame de Pompadour

Secret of Power and Love