A Dinner Conversation on French Gardens with Vanessa Badré

Mme. Badré is an art historian specializing  in the French decorative arts of the eighteenth century.

What is the spirit of the French formal garden, the famous type of garden which inspired all of seventeenth century? Geometrical lines imposing order to nature,  reveal  a vision of the world  where man  is “master and owner of nature” as  wrote French philosopher René Descartes. The garden is a microcosm which expresses the  desire of an everlasting power.

Biography of Vanessa Badré

A graduate of the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po) and a trained lawyer, Vanessa Badré  will take us on a journey through history focusing on the significance of the garden.

Mme. Badré has made a second career as an art historian and will share her insights with us including her research currently focusing on the relationship between art and law during the 16th and 17th centuries. A graduate of the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po) and a trained lawyer,Vanessa Badré has made a second career as an art historian