For Honoré de Balzac, “Parisian women are inexplicable”. It is therefore with the desire that the inexplicable be explained to us that we went to the exhibition Balzac, Daumier, and the Parisians, rue Raynouard in Paris. Until March 31, 2024, it aims to weave links between the novels of the writer (1799-1850) and the works of the painter and illustrator (1808-1879), who we know shared the same greedy interest in social satire. Whether you have read The Skin of Sorrow in college or you know the multiple volumes of The Human Comedywhat really matters: if you are even a little bit Parisian, you will inevitably recognize yourself in these often grating descriptions of our character traits, conscious or unconscious.