Discover New Worlds: The Enlightenment

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The Center of Cultural Innovation: Parisian Salons

The Center of Cultural Innovation: Parisian Salons

You would not get your hair done at these salons—during the Enlightenment in France, salons were a place where civilians of all social classes could gather and discuss ideas. They served as ground zero for the ideas present in the Declaration of Independence and—eventually—the French Revolution!

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