Improbable Walks

Saint-George in the Palais Royal

June 21, 2020 Lisa Pasold Season 1 Episode 2
Improbable Walks
Saint-George in the Palais Royal
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Improbable Walks
Saint-George in the Palais Royal
Jun 21, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Lisa Pasold

In this episode of Improbable Walks, we stroll through the Palais Royal in central Paris, just steps from the Louvre. In this aristocratic garden, we'll talk about the astonishing life of the Chevalier de Saint-George, the Black French composer and internationally-renowned swordsman, who once conducted symphonies here. We'll walk beneath the windows where my favourite French author, Colette, used to write, and peer in the windows of a Directoire-era restaurant... Improbable Walks theme music perfomed by David Symons, New Orleans accordionist extraordinaire. 

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In this episode of Improbable Walks, we stroll through the Palais Royal in central Paris, just steps from the Louvre. In this aristocratic garden, we'll talk about the astonishing life of the Chevalier de Saint-George, the Black French composer and internationally-renowned swordsman, who once conducted symphonies here. We'll walk beneath the windows where my favourite French author, Colette, used to write, and peer in the windows of a Directoire-era restaurant... Improbable Walks theme music perfomed by David Symons, New Orleans accordionist extraordinaire.