Marie-Anne Lenormand, Fortune Teller
The Revolution was not always the triumph of reason! Starting in 1789, all regular points of reference were swept away. People started to become anxious. Some thought that the end of the world was near. This atmosphere explains the success of all kinds of predictions and prophecies at this time. Marie-Anne Lenormand was one of the most famous fortunetellers during the French Revolution: she claimed to have had Camille Desmoulins, Robespierre and Bonaparte as clients. Consequently, her home on the rue de Tournon was closely monitored by the police.
5 rue de Tournon