Michel Pastoureau


Historian, expert of colours, images, symbols and expert of the bestiary, Michel Pastoureau is Director of Studies Emeritus at the École Pratique des Hautes Études where he held for thirty-five years the Chair of History of Western Symbols. He has published many books, several of which have been translated into some thirty languages.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Michel Pastoureau is an authentic prince charming. Like all charming princes, he loves green and hates purple, reads L’Equipe daily, translated Latin every day since the age of ten, plays bridge once a week and chess whenever he can



Crime favourites

book : Nessuno escluso Enzo Russo 

movie : Rope, Alfred Hitchcock

author : Hakan Nesser

auteur : Symphonie n° 40, Mozart et The Sound of Silence, Simon et Garfunkel,