CANCELLED - Visit of the exhibition "The Police of Lights. Order and disorder in the cities in the eighteenth century"

This exhibition explores the exceptional character of the Parisian police before 1789 which resulted in the production of a considerable mass of archives..

Ministère de la Culture / Archives nationales

Presented for the first time, 200 exceptional documents at the National Archives immerse us in the daily life of police work in the 18th century. One sees Rousseau declaring a theft of shirts, Sade protesting against his imprisonment and prostitutes under control! But we also discover letters of stamp, reports of spies, projects that draw another police, daughter of the Enlightenment.

About the venue

Hôtel de Soubise - 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75003 Paris
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  • Museum of Arts

National Archives

Access: Metro: Rambuteau; City Hall Bus: 29, 76

Archives nationales